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Bailey Dyson first in state FFA speaking contest

On July 21, Bailey Dyson earned first place during the virtual state FFA prepared public speaking leadership development event.

With eight students coming in from across the state and placing fourth in the region, she knew she had her work cut out.

Bailey spent months working out the details of her speech titled “Agriculture Matters.”

In this competition participants complete a 6-8 minute speech and answer questions at the end of the presentation.Participants also completed a manuscript.

Bailey’s presentation focused on advocating for agriculture and encouraging young people to get into the industry.  She says the time is now.

Many farmers are discouraged about agriculture because of the pandemic, she said. “Reach out to them. Support your local agriculturalist and get on social media and tell people about your experience.”

Davie County will be represented well at the National FFA Convention this Fall.