The 2024 FFA Pork Speaking Contest
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association


The Missouri Pork Association continues its support of Missouri’s youth and FFA students by holding a speaking contest each year. Students proceed through their area and district before reaching the state final, where the top student in each of Missouri’s six FFA districts competes for the top prize.


The 2024 state finals will be held at the Missouri Pork Expo in Osage Beach on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.


2024 Contest Details:

Theme: Fake Meat and Its Impact on the Pork Industry


Cash Awards:

All six district-winning speakers will receive a cash award at the Expo.
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
Other Participants – $50 each



The finals will be held on February 20, 2024 during the 2024 Missouri Pork Expo at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Contest Rules:

1. The general rules and regulations of the National FFA Public Speaking Contests will govern the district and state contests.

2. The contest will include a 6-8 minute presentation with a 5 minute question session. Questions about the national and state organizations and current pork industry issues will be included along with questions about the speech.

3. As soon as the district winner is selected, the local advisor must send the following material to: Diane Slater, Missouri Pork Association, 6235 W. Cunningham Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.
a. Four (4) double-spaced type-written copies of the speech on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper.
b. A signed statement that the contestant’s speech is the result of their own work.
c. Bibliography must be included.


Informational Websites:

Missouri Farmers Care
Protect the Harvest
Missouri Pork Association
National Pork Board
National Pork Producers Council
Missouri Ag Statistics Service
University of Missouri Commercial Ag Program
U.S. Pork Center of Excellence
Protect the Harvest
U.S. Meat Export Federation
Environmental Protection Agency
Missouri Department of Natural Resources


Click here for the past results.


For more information, contact:

Diane Slater
Missouri Pork Association
6235 W. Cunningham Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 445-8375