In the interest of the safety and well-being of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) participants, family members, and CYSA volunteers, CYSA has canceled the 2020 public speaking competition due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus and potential challenges of inter-provincial travel.
Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture is a national, bilingual competition that provides a platform for participants to share their opinions, ideas, and concerns about the Canadian agrifood industry in a five- to seven-minute prepared speech.
The CYSA public speaking competition has taken place each November for the last 35 years at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The competition is open to youth ages 11 to 24 with a passion for agriculture whether raised on a farm, in the country, or in the city.
For more information about CYSA visit www.cysa-joca.ca.