Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program awarded $12,600 to the Northeast chapters of Future Farmers of America (FFA) to support the attendance of 42 state FFA leaders at the National Leadership Conference of State Officers (NLCSO). Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement is a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank.

NLCSO is the second conference in a training series for state FFA officers. It builds on skills learned during the first “Blast Off” conference and helps officer teams identify their strengths and weaknesses. The conference also provides interpersonal communication strategies and presentation delivery techniques.

Farm Credit funding will provide support to allow FFA officer teams from New York and the six New England states to attend the conference.