Livestock leadership institute offered

(photo via the Illinois Pork Producers Association)

Formerly known as the Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) is now a combined effort from IPPA, the Illinois Beef Association (IBA) and Midwest Dairy (MWD).

ILLI provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the livestock industry and all of agriculture. This program is sponsored by the three previously mentioned organizations and is administered by their respective staff.

ILLI is a 4 day trip that focuses on leadership, citizenship, and communication skills through hands-on experiences. It is hosted in a different location each year. Youth will learn about pork, beef and dairy production, research, consumer information and issues that affect the livestock industry today.

ILLI participants must be 16-20 years old by the time of the trip. ILLI participants need not be pork/beef/dairy producers or from pork/beef/dairy producing families, but must exhibit a sincere interest in the livestock industry and agriculture.

A maximum of 27 students will be accepted. Registration is based first on age, then on the quality of response to the prompt listed on the registration form. Notifications will be made within one week of the application deadline. If chosen, there is a $150 registration fee to attend the trip, with all other trip expenses are covered by ILLI.

Please contact or 217-529-3100 with any questions.

The 2021 trip will take place June 28 - July 1 to Des Moines, IA.

The application is due May 21, 2021. Please follow all instructions on the application.

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