The deadline for the Texas Farm Bureau 2012 Youth Leadership Conference, tentatively scheduled for Monday through Friday, June 18-22, at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, is fast approaching. Eligible students entering the 11th or 12th grade in August 2012 are selected by their county Farm Bureaus. Those students must possess good character and the desire to enhance their leadership skills. They should be in the upper 30 percent of their class scholastically. Students who have attended previous Youth Leadership Conferences are not eligible unless they have been selected as a junior counselor. Deadline for applications is Monday, April 30. . . .