Established by Illinois Farm Bureau in 1979, more than 1100 participants have graduated from this leadership program. ALOT provides select Illinois Farm Bureau members an opportunity to learn a broad range of skills to enrich their leadership abilities and provide a greater voice for agriculture in Illinois Benefit as an individual and as a group.
Cook County healthcare providers in need of continuing education credits or looking to expand their knowledge of issues facing individuals in agriculture are encouraged to consider FarmResponse on-demand training
FarmResponse is a 3.5-hour continuing education course developed by national experts from the AgriStress Response Network. AgriSafe’s FarmResponse course provides the full range of competencies necessary to provide appropriate mental healthcare for agricultural producers and their families. This knowledge is critical for a healthcare professional to effectively care for a farmer’s total health.
The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation was founded in 1981 for the purpose of delivering strong leaders to maintain a safe, secure, and sustainable food supply in America.
If you enjoy gardening and like to learn to share your gardening knowledge, the Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program may be for you. Master Gardeners (MG) are a vital link in getting horticulture information to the public through Illinois Extension offices. Education is what we're all about.
The Master Urban Farmer Training Program provides participants the knowledge and skills to start a farm. Upon completion, participants will be able to visualize their plans and have the information necessary to move forward with their goals.