Youth conference

BOONE COUNTY – More than 350 FFA members, County Farm Bureau Managers, FFA advisors from 74 Illinois counties attended the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau® and Affiliates Youth Conference on April 4 and April 5 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria.

“Build,” the theme of this year’s conference, offered FFA members in their junior year of high school, a unique opportunity for career and personal development.

This year’s attendees got the opportunity to visit with representatives about scholarships, internships, leadership programs, and career opportunities from community colleges, universities, agriculture commodity groups, and the Illinois Farm Bureau and it’s the family of companies at an opportunity fair.

The conference also provided a series of breakout sessions that outlined opportunities in agriculture and provided information about the Illinois Farm Bureau and its family of companies.  Participants brought 1,532 cans of food to the conference for the Harvest for All program.

The annual two-day conference is sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies, which include GROWMARK, COUNTRY Financial, Prairie Farms Dairy and the IAA Credit Union.

Please visit for more information on the Illinois Farm Bureau and affiliated companies Youth Education program.

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