The IALP is a premier leadership development program.
Mission: To develop knowledgeable and effective spokespersons to become policy and decision makers for the agriculture industry.
Vision: A thriving agricultural industry inspired and led by qualified, well-trained leaders from the Illinois agricultural industry.
Illinois is a leader in our nation’s dynamic and shifting agriculture industry. Technology, politics, climate, social beliefs, and economics present new challenges as well as opportunities for growth. Having strong leaders is essential in ensuring the continuation of the strong and vital agriculture industry in Illinois and across the nation. Since 1981, the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation (IALF) has striven to be the premier leadership program in Illinois by providing exceptional experiences and education to future leaders in the agricultural industry and giving them the tools they need to carry us forward and overcome future challenges. The IALF’s mission – To develop knowledgeable and effective spokespersons to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry – is evident in the success and accomplishments of our alumni; comprised of approximately 500 men and women from every region of Illinois, and representing every facet of the Illinois agriculture industry.