Over 350 FFA members, County Farm Bureau Managers, as well as FFA advisors from 74 Illinois counties attended the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates Youth Conference April 4th and 5th at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. The theme of this year’s conference offered FFA members in their junior year of high school an opportunity for career and personal development. This year’s attendees got the opportunity to visit with representatives about scholarships, internships, leadership programs, and career opportunities from community colleges, universities, agriculture commodity groups, and the Illinois Farm Bureau along with its family of companies at an opportunity fair. The conference also provided a series of breakout sessions that outlines opportunities in agriculture, and provided information about the Illinois Farm Bureau and its family of companies. For more information on the Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies’ Youth Education program, please visit youth ed dot org.