Agricultural Leaders Program

Class details

Applications for the 2023 class are now open. 

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 2023 class are listed below.

2023 Sessions: Attendance to all sessions are required.

January 24

Jacksonville, IL

January 31-February 1 (Overnight) 

Springfield, IL

February 7


February 14-15 (Overnight)  

Springfield, IL

February 21


February 28

Jacksonville, IL

March 7


 March 14

Springfield, IL 

March 22-23 (Overnight)


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

Click here for the full brochure. 

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

Help your employees grow with our Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow program.  Read this Professional Member Brochure 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. 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