Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow

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Class details

Applications for the 2024 class are now open. 

  • The application deadline is November 15, 2023.
  • Interviews are being held on November 28th, 2023, via Zoom.

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 2024 class are listed below.

2024 Sessions: Attendance at all sessions is required.

January 30


February 6-7

Mt. Vernon, Drury Inn & Suites

February 13

Salem, Marion County Farm Bureau

February 20-21

Springfield, Wyndham Hotel

February 27


March 5

Ina, Rend Lake College

March 12


 March 19-20

Bloomington, Double Tree & IAA Building

*Due to current circumstances, some dates may change location or format.  We will communicate that information with the class ahead of time.

About ALOT

If you want to improve yourself and your role in agriculture, ALOT is for you. Established in 1979, more than 1,200 participants have graduated from the program. The five main areas of study include:

  • Communication & engagement
  • Political involvement
  • Agriculture economics
  • Current global issues
  • Professional leadership development

Help your employees grow with our Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow program.  Read this flyer for more details.

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 $800 tuition fee covers meals, lodging and program materials.

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