IL Livestock Leadership Institute

Our original Des Moines trip for June was cancelled due to COVID-19 and will remain the desitnation for ILLI 2021.


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 (IBA). 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 Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Illinois Beef Association (IBA) and 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 production, research, consumer information and issues that affect the livestock industry today.  


ILLI participants must be 16-22 years old when they apply. 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.


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