Alexa Jacobs Competes in State Discussion Meet

Photo Cutline-  Alexa Jacobs, far right, competes with other Young Leaders, ages 18-35 years, from around the state at the 2019 IAA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Congratulations to one of our very own Bureau County Young Leaders on her hard work in the Illinois Farm Bureau state Young Leader Discussion Meet. The state meet was held December 7th at the Palmer House in Chicago as part of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 1034th Annual Meeting. Alexa competed very well in her first year and has become even more qualified to take the challenge next year.


The Farm Bureau Discussion Meet is a competitive event, designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems. Successful participants are productive thinkers rather than emotional persuaders and assist the group in creating ways to implement the solutions discussed and highlight Farm Bureau’s involvement in those actions/steps.


Congratulations again to Alexa Jacobs on her success in this year’s Illinois Farm Bureau State Young Leader Discussion Meet.