National Leadership Conference for State Officers


Cindy Hefner


NLCSO is the second conference in a training series for state FFA officers. Building on the individual skills learned during Blast Off, it helps officer teams identify their strengths and weaknesses as a group, and learn advanced interpersonal communication strategies and presentation delivery techniques.

The curriculum for this four-day conference focuses on:

  • Developing teams and improving team performance
  • Developing, delivering and evaluating presentations
  • Building relationships between local, state and national FFA entities

NLCSO is presented across the U.S. at 10 regional locations: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming.

Host State Resources


This conference is sponsored by Monsanto, Wrangler, ADM (Archer Daniels Midland), Land O' Lakes, and John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.