IL Pork Leadership Institute

The Illinois Pork Leadership Institute (IPLI) provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the pork industry and all of agriculture. IPLI, sponsored by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), is administered by the IPPA Youth Committee.


IPLI is a 4/5 day trip that focuses on leadership, citizenship, and communication skills through hands-on experiences. It is hosted in a different locaiton each year.  Youth will learn about pork promotion, research, consumer information and issues that affect the pork industry today.  IPLI delegates must be 16-22 years old by the start of the trip. IPLI delegates need not be pork producers or from pork producing families, but must exhibit a sincere interest in the pork industry and agriculture. There is a $100 registration fee, but all other trip expenses are covered by IPPA.


2017 IPLI: June 26-29, 2017

Based in the STL area

Tours and activities included, but not limited to:

- Quincy Farm Products

- Purina Mills

- Mastermind Escape Room

- Taste of STL, food tour

- Cooking Class

- Moon Ridge Foods

- International Ingredient Corporation / International Food Products

- National Corn & National Soybean Representatives

- Madison Schafer, National Pig Farmer of Tomorrow

& Good Eats!


The application for the 2018 trip will be available soon. Tentative dates are June 25-29, 2018.