Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders
What is IFAL?The Institute for Future Ag. Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for high school students interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on: career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.
When is IFAL?Both the IFAL at NC State University and at A&T State University are held the week of June 9-14, 2013.
Who comes to IFAL?Rising high school seniors in the upper 1/3 of their classes who are interested in agriculture and recommended by their county Farm Bureau. Attendance is limited to 40 participants per conference.
ActivitiesStudents will visit the schools of agriculture, tour research farms and explore university laboratories. They will visit agribusinesses, participate in leadership development classes, tour the General Assembly, and see the offices of North Carolina Farm Bureau.
SupervisionStudents will be supervised by conference counselors, university faculty and Farm Bureau staff. Students will experience college life firsthand, living in dorms and eating in dining halls on campus.
How to ApplyApplications are available on the website or you can obtain one from your local county Farm Bureau offices after January 5. Applications should be signed by county Farm Bureau presidents and mailed to the North Carolina Farm Bureau by April 15. There is no tuition cost. Additional conference details will be mailed to participants upon acceptance into the program. For more information, contact your county Farm Bureau or the Organization Department of North Carolina Farm Bureau at (919) 783-4326.