IL Pork Leadership Institute

The Illinois Pork Leadership Institute (IPLI) provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the pork industry and all of agriculture. IPLI, sponsored by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), is administered by the IPPA Youth Committee.


IPLI 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 promotion, research, consumer information and issues that affect the pork industry today.  IPLI delegates must be 16-22 years old by the start of the trip. IPLI delegates need not be pork producers or from pork producing families, but must exhibit a sincere interest in the pork industry and agriculture. There is a $200 registration fee, but all other trip expenses are covered by IPPA.


The 2018 trip made stops in Indiana and Kentucky before arriving at the final destination, Nashville, TN. This trip took place  June 25 - June 28, 2018. 


Applications and a date for the 2019 trip will be available January 1, 2019.