Collegiate Farm Bureau

Illinois Farm Bureau’s Collegiate Farm Bureau program provides unique opportunities for students at both community college, and four-year universities. With twelve chapters across the state, the Collegiate Farm Bureau program is not only strengthening the bond between Farm Bureau and recent high school graduates but is also allows students the opportunity to bridge the gap and continue their passion for agriculture after high school. Through experiences in public speaking, policy, education, and collaboration, Collegiate Farm Bureau members are a strong voice for Illinois agriculture.

Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters can be found on the following university and community college campuses: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Joliet Junior College, Highland Community College, Wabash Valley College, Lincoln Land Community College, Lakeland Community College, Black Hawk College-East, Kaskaskia College, and Illinois Central College.

To learn more about Collegiate Farm Bureau opportunities, please contact Courtney Vitzthum, Program Specialist at cvitzthum@ilfb.org.

Collegiate Farm Bureau Mission Statement

The purpose of the Collegiate Farm Bureau program is to embody the Farm Bureau’s mission of being a strong voice for agriculture by engaging students through opportunities in leadership, education, legislation, and networking. Through participation in professional development programs and learning from firsthand experiences throughout the year, members are making the connection between youth agriculture organizations and the Farm Bureau – ensuring member retention and engagement.

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