The INTENSE conference takes high school students in grades 10 to 12 on the road and exposes them to agricultural college and career opportunities within New York. Students learn about college admissions and a variety of career options through hands-on experiences. The goal is that every participant will clearly understand that no matter what sort of career they envision for themselves they can do it in agriculture - and that we need them to do it in New York agriculture. Join us Sunday, July 29 - Friday, August 3, 2018 for this experience!

The cost per student for this conference is $100. Meals to and from the conference are the responsibility of the student/advisor/parent/guardian. We will also be stopping at each college's campus store, so any items that students wish to purchase here will be an additional expense of their own. 

Conference Schedule Breakdown:

Sunday July 29th, 6pm- Arrive at SUNY Cobleskill 

Monday July 30th- Activities at SUNY Cobleskill and travel to Paul Smith's College

Tuesday July 31st- Activities at Paul Smith's College and travel to Morrisville State College

Wednesday August 1st- Activities at Morrisville State College and Business/ Industry Tours hosted by Farm Credit East. Travel to Cornell University

Thursday August 2nd- Activities at Cornell University and travel to Alfred State College

Friday August 3rd- Activities at Alfred State College and conference concludes 

Registration will open by 12pm on Monday June 4th, 2018. Please be prepared with your student's contact information (cell phone and email address) AND contact information for your student's parent or guardian (cell phone and email address). This information must be provided in case of an emergency that requires contacting the student or their guardian directly. When you register your student, please EMAIL a headshot of your student (please submit a clear photo) to Catie Rowe at Photos must be submitted by June 22nd. Any student who wishes to attend the INTENSE Conference must have an updated waiver on file with the State FFA Office. Waivers can be found here.

Registration is now CLOSED. PLease reach out to catie rowe at for any questions.