Institute for Future Ag. 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.

How to apply!

Students should complete and submit IFAL Application before the end of March! Applications will be forwarded directly to student’s county Farm Bureau office for consideration. Applications will be notified their status email the first week in May.


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.

Date: June 9 - 14, 2019


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