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NC Farm Bureau L.E.A.D. is a leadership development program and its purpose is to develop, foster, and enhance the skills of individuals and couples (ages 36-52) actively engaged in production agriculture.

The NCFB L.E.A.D. Program is a two-year journey that requires numerous hours of classroom instruction, farm and agri-business tours, activities, and open discussion designed to broaden the knowledge and leadership capabilities of the participants.

Since North Carolina Farm Bureau has made a significant commitment, both financially and through staff engagement, the L.E.A.D. Program requires a serious commitment from participants.

Why Experience the NCFB L.E.A.D. Program?

  • Sharpen your communication skills and understanding of global agriculture
  • Travel to Washington, DC to engage with your congressional representatives and share issues you are currently facing
  • Learn how to identify, manage, and build strategic relationships
  • Communicate with state legislators on behalf of your industry segment
  • Become authentic, visible, and approachable
  • Through dynamic presenters, discover your strengths and how to grow into the leader you want to become
  • Work with your county to develop policy positions for your Farm Bureau to advocate
  • Network with farmers from across the state developing lasting friendships

Contacts

Audrey Brown (Director of Field Services)

Mac Hodges (Team Leader)

Jessica Tripp

Luke Beam

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Mission

The L.E.A.D. Program will nurture agricultural leaders to:

Better articulate their views in a respectful and professional manner

Project a positive image for Farm Bureau and agriculture through knowledge, wisdom, and integrity to unselfishly serve our communities

Inspire others by being humble in their approach, but bold in their actions

Testimonials

ARE YOU READY TO LEAD?

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