For 57 years, Farmers' Electric Cooperative has sponsored ALL-EXPENSE-PAID trips to our nation's capital for area high school juniors. In 2004, the Co-op added additional all-expense-paid trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience (C.Y.C.L.E.) in Jefferson City. In 2010, the Cooperative opened the C.Y.C.L.E. conference to area high school sophomores. Sophomore and Junior class English and History instructors will receive the essay contest information and applications in early winter each year.