The Virginia Council of Farmer Cooperatives ' (VCFC) Youth Leadership Conference will be held April 3-5, 2009. This annual event allows high school students (ages 16-19 as of July 2009) to learn more about the cooperative way of doing business. Orange 4-H has sent a number of youth in years past and all have reported it to be an informative and fun weekend.
If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org soon. A number of local cooperatives offer full scholarships; Rappahannock Electric has the first deadline (1/30/09). Other local sponsors include Orange-Madison Co-op, CFC Farm & Home, MD-VA Milk Producers, and Farm Credit of the Virginias.