IL Livestock Leadership Institute

Due to scheduling conflicts, the 2024 Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute trip will not be held in 2024. Please visit our website and follow our social media platforms for more information on youth opportunities available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association.


We look forward to seeing you in 2025!



The Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI), a combined effort from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Beef Association (IBA), provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the livestock industry and all areas of agriculture. This program is sponsored by the two previously mentioned organizations and is administered by their respective staff.


ILLI is a 3 day trip that focuses on leadership, citizenship, and communication skills through hands-on xperiences. 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 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 20 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 covered by ILLI.



Thank you for your interest in the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute.

See you in 2025!








Please call 217-529-3100 with any questions.