Southern Illinois Cooperative Youth Conference

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Southern Illinois Cooperative Youth Conference

June 2-3, 2022

The Illinois Cooperative Council hosts a two-day youth conference for high school students. During the event, students learn about the cooperative principles and tour local cooperative businesses while staying on campus and getting a taste of college life. Students also participate in hands-on activities that teach how cooperative businesses work in a variety of sectors.

Generous sponsors support the conference by supplying room and board for the students attending.

The 2022 conference will be June 2nd and 3rd on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale. 


Registration is now open.

Register Online for the youth conference.
You will be redirected to a different website to register online.

Registration Questions?
Jenny Webb, Illinois Farm Bureau
1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701
or contact Jackie Welch at 618/536-7751 or

Camp Requirement

The Camp Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office prior to camp beginning. The 2021 Camp Release Form can be accessed by clicking below:

Camp Medical Release Form





COVID Protocol

SIU is committed to protecting the community, so current campus and state pandemic safety protocols will be followed. For more information on SIU’s response to the coronavirus and university guidelines, view our coronavirus website. The wearing of face coverings is encouraged but not required in most settings. However, masks will still be required in some situations. Per the university’s agreement with the Faculty Association, if the instructor specified a mask requirement in their syllabus at the beginning of the spring ’22 semester, masks will still be required in that classroom and/or lab. Face masks are required where regulated by government entities such as public transportation and health care settings. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation!