Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow

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
  • Leadership

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 $700 tuition fee covers meals, lodging and program materials. Be sure to ask your county Farm Bureau manager about matching funds.

Class details

Sessions are held one to two days per week from the end of January to the end of March. Specific information regarding locations and dates for the 2019 ALOT program will be announced in the summer of 2018.

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 309-557-2140 or


  • COUNTRY Financial
  • GROWMARK, Inc.
  • FS member companies
  • Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Illinois Corn Marketing Board
  • Illinois Corn Growers Association
  • Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board