State Officer Influence
The National FFA curriculum offers a premier development program for state officers to begin their year of service. BLAST OFF provides training in life management, presentations, social skills, personal goals and assessment. Students discover how positive leaders influence others as well as effective ways for them to influence agriculture education students. They delve into time management practices, speech development and interacting with their new teammates. The three-day event is usually held after the state convention in April at the Department of Education.
National Leadership Conference for State Officers (NLCSO)
The second component of the state FFA officer-training continuum builds on the individual training received during the initial component (Blast Off). The National FFA curriculum for this 3 1/2 day conference focuses on development of team's mission, team leadership, understanding of agriculture, organizational issues, and presentation skills. This conference involves five to seven state FFA associations and is rotated annually in a given region.
State Presidents' Conference (SPC)
SPC is a weeklong leadership conference for two state officers from each association held annually in Washington D.C. This advanced leadership training builds on the first two components of the state FFA officer leadership continuum. The Nevada state president and vice president attend the conference and interact with other leaders and learn more about National FFA's delegate process. These young leaders also tour many of America's monuments, as well as meet with their state representatives and sometimes even the President.