An Agri-Food Epicenter
Illinois’ food and agriculture system has been
a driving force of the state’s economy for
centuries and is a globally recognized center
of world-class production & processing,
business & trade, and research & innovation.
Leveraging these unique assets via coordinated
leadership and catalyzed action will advance
the innovation and thought-leadership
needed in the 21st century.
An Alliance for the
Illinois Agri-Food Alliance works to connect
talent, catalyze ideas, and champion solutions
in a time of unprecedented change.
Through a unified, neutral platform,
our partners are aligning
strategic priorities, sparking innovation,
improving coordination, catalyzing growth,
increasing visibility, and building trust —
ingredients essential to driving
forward-thinking solutions that address the
21st century economic, environmental, and
societal challenges of today and tomorrow.
Connect. Catalyze. Champion.
- Foster and sustain a world-class epicenter for
agri-food system ideation and innovation
Provide a neutral convening point to explore
complex, systemic challenges
Track trends, technologies, and developments
in a rapidly changing landscape
Enhance understanding and serve as a refer-
ence point for the public and professionals
Catalyze and champion actions that support
economic, environmental, and societal health
Create impacts that are greater than the sum
of their parts