IL Livestock Leadership Institute

The Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the livestock industry and all of agriculture. ILLI, sponsored by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Illinois Beef Association (IBA), is administered by IPPA and IBA 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 and beef promotion, research, consumer information and issues that affect the livestock industry today.  ILLI 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. There is a $200 registration fee with all other trip expenses are covered by IPPA and IBA. 


The 2019 trip will take place June 18-21 to Milwaukee, WI. The application will be available beginning Feb 1, 2019 and due May 3, 2019.