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: