CYSA's mission is to provide Canadian youth with a professional public speaking competition through which they can develop communication and workforce skills demanded by Canada's competitive agriculture and agri-food industry.
To strengthen the agriculture industry by developing future spokespersons and leaders; to inform the urban population about agricultural issues; and to provide articulate young people with:
an opportunity to develop public speaking skills
incentives to become involved with
a forum to express their concerns
recognition for their communication skills
To show our commitment to sponsors who help strengthen the industry by supporting future advocates and leaders.
To inform the urban population about
On November 2nd, join the young Canadians who are speaking up for agriculture!
Are you passionate about farming?
Do you enjoy sharing your views with others?
The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition could be your time to shine!
2018 Senior Winner Emmet Sawyer
Will you be next?
Contestants prepare a five to seven minute speech on one of five agriculture-related topics, and present it at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Prizes are available for two age groups: Junior (11 to 15) and Senior (16 to 24).
The 2019 competition will be held Saturday, November 2.
Did you know that you don't have to compete in any provincial public speaking contests to register for #CYSA19? All you have to do is go on over to https://t.co/nD5XmeMQX9, choose a topic, register and get busy writing!
Ever wondered what it's like to compete in a public speaking competition? Our field editor, @KaraOosterhuis shares her experience at @AYSAgriculture and @CYSAgriculture, here:
#AbAg #WestCdnAg #OntAg #CdnAg
A very cool shout-out to CYSA from past competitor @KaraOosterhuis in this fantastic article about the joys - and challenges! - of #publicspeaking. Thanks so much Kara and hope your summer gig at @realagriculture is going well! ☺️https://t.co/wnrqmlUIRe