Liz Renner will compete in the National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking CDE. Event participants are given 30 minutes to prepare a speech on a general agricultural topic. The speech must be four to six minutes in length. At the conclusion of the speech, the judges may question the speaker for five minutes. Finalists are selected based on speech delivery, content and responses to the questions. national contestants will advance through preliminary and semifinal rounds with the top four speakers competing in the final national even. FFA members competing in the Extemporaneous Speaking CDE are exceptional at organizing their thoughts into a comprehensive and logical presentation, additionally building their confidence, poise and presentation skills. The Extemporaneous Speaking CDE is sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Renner will compete for $4000 in scholarship money during the event. Renner advanced to the national competition by winning a berth in the State Extemporaneous Speaking CDE last December in Pierre.
Renner will compete during the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN October 18 – 23, 2011. She is a member of the West Central FFA Chapter and is advised and coached by Linda Petersen