Farm Bureau’s ALOT Program cultivates future ag leaders

Posted: April 22, 2022

Anna Schelkopf and Katie Arndt represented DeKalb County in this year’s ALOT program.

Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) created Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT), an agricultural leadership development program designed to give participants a head-start on tackling tomorrow’s leadership responsibilities.

From left: Steve Koeller, IAA District 15 Director; Anna Schelkopf; Katie Arndt; and Steve Stallman, IAA District 16 Director; at the ALOT graduation.

Twenty-five IFB members representing 17 counties successfully completed the 2022 ALOT program. The ALOT sessions were held at Starved Rock, Springfield, Sycamore, Bloomington and via Zoom.

To date, over 1,200 participants have graduated from the program.

The eight-week training program allows participants to study and develop leadership skills in the areas of communication, political process, agricultural economics, and global issues.

ALOT participants toured the capitol building in Springfield and met with legislators.