SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Formerly known as the Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) is now a combined effort from IPPA and the Illinois Beef Association. ILLI provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the livestock industry and all of agriculture.
ILLI is a four-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 and beef production, research, consumer information and issues that affect the livestock industry today.
Participants must be 16-22 years old by the start of the trip. ILLI participants need not be pork/beef producers or from pork/beef producing families, but must exhibit a sincere interest in the livestock industry and agriculture. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted. Applications will be judged based on the essay prompt. Notifications will be made within one week of the application deadline. If chosen, there is a $200 registration fee to attend the trip, with all other trip expenses are covered by IPPA and IBA.
Tours for this year’s trip include, but are not limited to: Larson Farms feedlot, a swine vet lab, ABS Global, Statz Brothers, Inc. Dairy Farm, MorganMyers, Johnsonville Smoked Sausage Plant, Kelley Country Creamery, Perks Ranch, Hueber Feed Mill and lots of good food!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-529-3100 with any questions.
The 2019 trip will take place June 19-22 to Milwaukee, WI. The application is due May 15, 2019. Please follow all instructions on the application.
— Illinois Pork Producers Association
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