Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow

Class details

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 ALOT class! Click here to apply. Please apply on or before November 15, 2018.

Sessions are held one to two days per week from the end of January to the end of March on Tuesdays unless noted otherwise. Important dates and locations for the 2019 class are listed below:

Interviews: December 13, 2018 Henry County Farm Bureau, Cambridge, IL

2019 Sessions: Attendance to all sessions are required.

 January 22  

 Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Ogelsby, IL 

 January 29-30 (Overnight) 

 Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Ogelsby, IL 

 February 5  

 Henry County Farm Bureau, Cambridge, IL 

 February 12  

 Barnacopia, Polo, IL 

 February 19-20 (Overnight)  

 Wyndham Springfield City Centre, Springfield, IL 

 February 26  

 Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Ogelsby, IL 

 March 5  

 Henry County Farm Bureau, Cambridge, IL 

 March 12 

 Barnacopia, Polo, IL 

 March 20-21 (Overnight)  

 IAA Building, Bloomington, IL 

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About ALOT

If you want to improve yourself and your role in agriculture, ALOT is for you. Established in 1979, more than 1,000 participants have graduated from the program. The five main areas of study include:

  • Communication
  • Political process
  • Agriculture economics
  • Global issues
  • Leadership

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Any Illinois Farm Bureau member actively engaged in agriculture.
  • Any Illinois Farm Bureau member committed to serving as a leader and spokesperson for agriculture based upon their association on a day-to-day basis with production agriculture or agribusiness.
  • Demonstrated agricultural leadership, involvement and support.
  • Commitment and potential to serve as an agriculture leader.
  • Men and women of all ages.
  • Spouses may not participate in the same program year.
  • Each class is limited to 25 participants.

Tuition fee

The $700 tuition fee covers meals, lodging and program materials. Be sure to ask your county Farm Bureau manager about matching funds.

Contact information

The primary contact is your local county Farm Bureau manager. If you have additional questions, please contact the IFB Training and Development Department at 309-557-3943 or


  • COUNTRY Financial
  • GROWMARK, Inc.
  • FS member companies
  • Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board