Maintaining a safe, secure and sustainable food supply in America requires strong leadership. The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation was founded in 1981 for the purpose of delivering those leaders.
Through our 19-month Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program (IALP) the IALF takes a holistic approach to addressing the food concerns of the global community – through agribusiness and commodity groups, on the family farm, at food production companies, through volunteer organizations to feed underserved populations, and in local communities that nurture the lives of thousands of agricultural workers.
Our Vision is clear:
“A Thriving Agricultural Industry Inspired and Led by Qualified, Well-Trained Leaders From the IALF”
Our Mission is before us:
“to develop knowledgeable and effective leaders to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry.”
Here’s how you can participate in this worthy effort. Find out more about our organization on our “About Us“ page. We hope you will join us in recommending the best and brightest young people to apply to our program through our “On-Line Recommendation” page. We encourage you to financially support the IALF and become one of our “Investing Partners.“