The Illinois Pork Producers Association is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Illinois Pork Leadership Institute June 26-28. The IPLI focuses on leadership, citizenship, and communication skills through hands-on experiences. This year the tour will include visits to the Galesburg Department of Agriculture testing lab, Farmland hog processing plant in Monmouth, a cooking class in Quincy, and the Abraham Lincoln Museum and State Capitol in Springfield.
Pork enthusiasts between the ages of 16 and 22 are eligible to attend the trip. The deadline for application has been extended to May 25th.