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72nd Annual Speech Contest

2015 Agribusiness Senior Winners

This popular event is held in the fall of each year and is available to members and non-members. Students in grades 4-12 compete in their respective category at District contests held around the state. First and second place winners in each of the categories advance to the State Speech Contest held in Stillwater on the campus of Oklahoma State University.

While competing in the contest, the top three category winners in each of the four divisions receive awards and special recognition. First, second and third place state contest winners receive awards and cash scholarships.

All District Contest registrations will begin at 4 p.m. and the contest briefing will begin at 4:30 p.m. Judges and speakers will then disperse to assigned classrooms for competition. Immediately following competition, a meal will be served. Awards, special recognition and final comments will conclude the contest.

Dates & Locations

November 3rd
SW District Speech Contest (Cache High School)
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November 8th
NW District Speech Contest (Autry Tech Center, Enid)
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November 10th
Central District Speech Contest (Tecumseh High School)
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November 14th
NE District Speech Contest (Lone Star School, Sapulpa)
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November 15th
SE District Speech Contest (Eastern Okla. State College, Wilburton)
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December 3rd
State Finals (OSU-Stillwater, Classroom Building 313)
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Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the contest will begin at 10 a.m.


Novice Division
Students in grades 4, 5 and 6. Time Limit: 2-4 minutes.
Novice speakers may only compete in the AFR/OFU Category.
Junior Division
Students in grades 7 and 8. Time Limit: 4-6 minutes.
Intermediate Division
Students in grades 9 and 10. Time Limit: 4-6 minutes.
Senior Division
Students in grades 11 and 12. Time Limit: 4-6 minutes.



Participants may speak on the history or current activities of American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union, and its fight to support agriculture and rural families through legislation, cooperation and educational opportunities.


Participants may choose any current issues that deal with their student organization. Topics such as leadership, personal development and growth, goal setting and team work, community activities, competitions, etc. Organizations should be limited to 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, TSA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Participants may choose any current issues such as soil, water, air, rural water, wildlife, forestry, aquaculture, conservation, recreation, recycling, energy, environment, agronomy, biotechnology, genetics, engineering, farm safety and food production. Participants may also choose an animal science related topic dealing with dairy, equine, poultry, sheep, swine, beef, specialty animals, etc.


Participants may choose any current issue that deals with topics such as cooperatives, value-added products, sales, service, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, commodities, advertising, international trade, economic development, politics, animal rights/animal welfare, etc.

Speeches pertaining to SQ 777 Right to Farm may be made to fit in any category.