The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) is a four-day leadership conference held annually in Jefferson City in mid-July. It brings together some of the best and brightest young leaders from across Missouri. The focus is to help students learn about electric cooperatives and Missouri state government, and to teach leadership skills. The program includes nationally known speakers, tours of great Missouri museums, and a day at the state Capitol. The 2024 CYCLE Conference will be held July 16 – 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Jefferson City.

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative selects two area students to attend CYCLE each year, with lodging, meals and transportation provided by HOEC. See the CYCLE page on this website for more details.