The USDA Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years, provides crucial insights into U.S. farms and operators. Illinois had the highest participation rate in the 2017 census. This data aids policymakers in crafting legislation and programs for farmers and highlights farming's economic impact on Illinois communities.
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 and Leadership.
The Collegiate Farm Bureau's mission is to empower students to become influential voices for agriculture, both on campus and within their communities. This is achieved through four pillars, that are supported by Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters located at various institutions, offering students a platform to actively participate and contribute to the organization's mission and initiatives.
What happens when you put together a bunch of farmers and agribusiness professionals, 18-35 years old? You get a group of new friends who explore new opportunities for their industry and make a difference through community and statewide events. Find out how you can get involved.
The Illinois Farm Bureau prioritizes cultivating agricultural leaders through partnerships with youth organizations. The Youth Education in Agriculture (YEA) Committee, comprised of representatives from the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois 4-H, and Illinois FFA, leads initiatives to promote agricultural education and youth development.