Goldstein competes at FFA convention |

Goldstein competes at FFA convention

Staff reports

Samantha Goldstein of the Nevada state FFA association was one of 50 state winners participating in the National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development event at the 73rd National FFA Convention held Oct. 25-28 in Louisville, Ky. Goldstein was accompanied by advisor/coach Kristina Moore of Gardnerville.

The Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well thought out and logical manner in a competitive setting. Members select one topic from a choice of categories, prepare a four to six minute speech in 30 minutes and respond to five minutes of questions following delivery. The event is just one way FFA members can develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner, boost their self-confidence and earn recognition.

The National FFA extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event is sponsored by American Farm Bureau Federation of Park Ridge, Ill., as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The event was held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

FFA is a national organization of 453,902 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,220 local chapters in all 50 states. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.