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NC Farm Bureau L.E.A.D. is a leadership development program sponsored by North Carolina Farm Bureau. 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 course 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.

Farm Bureau has made a significant commitment, both financially and through staff engagement, to make this a valuable program. The L.E.A.D. Program does require a serious commitment from participants, but the benefit from graduating from the well-known program greatly outweighs the required time commitment.

Here’s a brief outline of the L.E.A.D. Program requirements:

  • The L.E.A.D. Program consists of a minimum of eight classes. You are expected to attend all classes except in the case of extreme emergency or unforeseen circumstances. For you to graduate and receive a partial refund of your enrollment fee, you must attend at least 75% of all classes offered.
  • Participants may be required to complete certain projects or homework assignments as determined by the Farm Bureau L.E.A.D. co-coordinators.
  • You are representing Farm Bureau during your entire course, both in and out of class. We want you to have a good time, an educational experience, and build lifelong relationships. Acting in a professional manner is always expected in the L.E.A.D. Program because the impression you make on other people directly reflects their impression of NC Farm Bureau.
  • Dressing in proper business attire is important for all L.E.A.D. participants because it presents a visual image and sends a message of professionalism. Dress will be always be business casual unless otherwise specified by the L.E.A.D. co-coordinators.

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.

ARE YOU READY TO LEAD?

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