2017 Youth Conference Agenda


WIU-ICC Cooperative Youth Conference

June 8-9, 2017

Macomb, Illinois


*This is a preliminary agenda; content, speakers and internal schedule are subject to change. The conference start and end time will not change.



9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Registration and check in

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Student Mixer and Lunch

ICC member cooperative summer interns

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Welcome to WIU’s Campus

Dr. Andy Baker,  Director/Professor, Ag Education, WIU School of Agriculture

Introduction to the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs

Sean Park, IIRA

Conference Overview

Illinois Cooperative Council members

Illinois Farm Bureau Cooperative Activities award program

Jenny Webb, Membership and Program Specialist, Illinois Farm Bureau

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Group time to learn about cooperative principles

Begin work on presentation

Outline Co-op Challenge

Illinois Cooperative Council Board Members

1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Break, load buses for co-op field trips

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visit local cooperatives – locations TBD

5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Rec Center

Group work time

11:00 p.m.                       Lights Out!




6:30 a.m.

Wake-up Call

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast and check out

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Group and Individual Photos

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Practice Team Presentations

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Team Presentations

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thank You Note Writing to Sponsors

Conference evaluations

Co-op Challenge winners announced

12:00 p.m.                      


To-go boxed lunches served