The Young Leaders Discussion Meet is intended to help Young Leaders develop a greater command of basic discussion skills. The participant’s responsibility is to exchange ideas and information to solve a problem. The discussion should not be a conversation or aimless talk, nor should the participant take the role of a persuasive speaker. They should attempt to cooperatively shed further light on the problem and retain a flexible position.

The Young Leader Conference is an annual two-day conference held in January. This event allows Young Leaders from Illinois the opportunity to come together to learn from featured speakers, as well as one another, through breakout sessions and social events. Whether you’re just starting in agriculture, are interested in legislation, want to learn how to be a better communicator for the industry, or are a long-time farmer, there is something for you to learn at this conference!