FarmHouse is committed to the success of our chapters through the education and support of volunteers. These vital roles at the local level ensure a positive FarmHouse member experience. The Fraternity invites you—our dedicated local volunteer leaders—to this educational program designed especially for volunteer chapter advisors and association directors, the Volunteer Leadership Summit (VLS), August 18-20, 2017, in Washington, DC!

This Summit is designed for two primary audiences 1) chapter advisors and 2) association board directors. The curriculum and content of VLS is best suited for individuals new in the volunteer role (first or second year advisors) and those assuming a leadership role in the near future, such as an incoming officer of an association (treasurer, vice president, etc.). Any volunteer is invited to attend—including faculty or campus-based advisors who are not members of FarmHouse. One chapter advisor and one association board director from each FarmHouse campus are invited to attend. Join us!


The cost to attend VLS is $150 per volunteer. This rate includes meals and two-nights, shared lodging at the host location, the National 4-H Conference Center. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own travel, but use of association, chapter or Foundation Council funds to off-set this expense are permitted. Additional costs are underwritten by the Fraternity and the generous support of donors to the FarmHouse Foundation.

Registration for the 2017 program will be open in May 2017.