The Illinois Beef Association promotes the welfare of the cattle industry, furthers the education and cooperation of young people interested in cattle, and aids in the attainment possible career and leadership opportunities.
We recognize the incredible talent and potential among our young members and want to encourage them in their educational and professional endeavors. The IBA offers five scholarships and a summer internship and encourages any junior member to apply.
The IBA strives to provide junior members with educational activities and fun-filled events. IBA's three largest events are the Illinois Beef Expo, Annual Summer Conference, and the Illinois State Fair. During these events the IBA organizes contests to promote junior member involvement in association activities.
The IBA offers a show points program to all junior members.