Ag Industry Tour

The goal of the Young Leader Ag Industry Tour is to participate in agricultural experiences not offered in Illinois. Previous trips have included tours of pecan farms, seaports, and university research facilities. These experiences have given Young Leaders the chance to connect with other producers across the United States who are experiencing similar struggles.

The dates and destination for the 2020 Ag Industry Tour will be announced at the 2020 Young Leader Conference in January. Registration information will be available through your County Farm Bureau following the announcement.


Past trips

1999 – Great Lakes-MI, Niagara Falls, OH; August 4-8, 1999

2001 – Mexico

2002 – Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana; March 5-9, 2002

2003 – Massachusetts and New Hampshire; July 22-27, 2003

2004 - Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI; July 29 – August 1, 2004

2005 – Virginia, Pennsylvania, & Washington DC; June 20 – 23, 2005

2006 – California; March 1-5, 2006

2007 – South Texas & Mexico; February 28 - March 4, 2007

2008 – Puerto Rico; February 26 - March 2, 2008

2009 – Washington State; July 29 – August 2, 2009

2010 – Northern Florida; March 2 – 7, 2010

2011 – Arizona; March 2 – 5, 2011

2012 – Boston; July 24 – 28, 2012

2013 – Brazil; November 9 – 17, 2013

2014 – North Carolina; July 15 – 20, 2014

2015 – Louisiana; March 3-8, 2015

2016 – South Florida; March 1 – 6, 206

2017 – Canada; July 9 – 14, 2017

2018 – Washington State; July 23 – 27, 2018

2019 – New Mexico and Texas; February 25 – March 1, 2019

2020 – Coming soon!

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