The MCA FFA Public Speaking Contest is open to all active FFA members who are regularly enrolled in agricultural education classes and who are active members of chartered FFA chapters in good standing with the MO State FFA Association. Each local FFA chapter will determine the local representative to compete at the area contest. Winners of the area contests will advance to compete at the district contest level. There will be no more than six contestants in each district contest. Each of the six FFA districts may send one representative to the state contest. The MCA State Public Speaking Contest is held in conjunction with the annual Missouri Industry Convention & Trade Show.