Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders


The Institute for Future Ag. Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for rising high school seniors interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on: career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.


Students 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.


Students 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.

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How to Apply

IFAL Applications are available here or you can obtain one from your local county Farm Bureau offices. Applications should be signed by county Farm Bureau presidents and mailed to the NCFB by April 15. 


Questions and additional information are available from your county Farm Bureau, by emailing NC Farm Bureau IFAL Program or calling (919) 788-1003.

June 10 - 15, 2018

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    5301 Glenwood Ave
    Raleigh, NC 27612
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    Raleigh, NC 27611
  • Phone: (919) 782-1705

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