Located in the heart of Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg, Kentucky is home to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center, a place where over 1,500 FFA members from over 100 chapters come during the summer season. During the members’ stay, they will meet other members from across the state, build strong teamwork skills within their home chapter, and develop as leaders.
2011 marked the 75th successful season of the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center. During this time, many changes have been experienced on campus. Before 1937, the location was a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, however 1937 was the first season FFA members attended and benefitted from the center’s opportunities. In 1984, the camp was acquired by the Kentucky Department of Education. Ten years later, the new administration building was constructed offering an air-conditioned auditorium, classrooms, and offices as comfortable areas for members to congregate. In 2010, a ropes course was unveiled which currently presents teams an opportunity to deconstruct then rebuild a more trusting and better communicating group of individuals wile having fun and participating in rigorous physical and mental activity. Also in 2010, a COW (Computer on Wheels) was purchased to link campers into the technological world while in special interest classes. The newest addition to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center campus is a new dining hall complete with state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and seating for approximately 300 campers.
No matter the various advancements, Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center and its staff will stay true to their goals of promoting premier leadership in FFA members while having fun!