International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leadership (IAPAL)
2014 Annual Meeting -- October 21-24, 2014

Instead of waiting for a leader you can believe in, try this: Become a leader you can believe in. - Stan Slap
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. - Jack Welch

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program (KALP) invites you to the IAPAL 2014 Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky from late afternoon Tuesday, October 21 to Friday noon, October 24, 2014! Registration and hotel rooms are now open.


- including an optional trip to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Kentucky History:  Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, or Shakertown as it is known by locals, is the site of a Shaker religious community that was active from 1805 to 1910. Following a preservationist effort that began in 1961, the site is now a National Historic Landmark and is the largest restored Shaker community in America, with 2900 acres of farmland and 3

Registration - Starts May 15

  • $250 each for Directors and Staff
  • Spouse/partner registration is $200
  • Registration Form

The registration form may be mailed or faxed (secure fax line). We are handling registration through our UK Income Tax Seminar program; therefore, your credit card receipt will state "UK Income Tax Seminar" instead of IAPAL 2014 Annual Conference.

Hotel Info


About the Tours


TourOccasion and DateAttire
Spindletop Hall social hour & dinner 10/21 Business Casual
Keeneland lunch & racing 10/22

Coat & Tie, Dresses or Pantsuits.  No denim or athletic attire allowed.

Shaker Village optional site-seeing 10/22 *Comfortable walking shoes
Embassy BBQ Dinner & dancing Casual
Governor’s Mansion Awards Lunch 10/23 Coat & Tie, Dresses or Pantsuits
Buffalo Trace Dinner & Tour 10/23 Business Casual
Embassy Business Meeting Casual

* You will be eating lunch and watching horse racing until 2:30 pm at Keeneland, which requires coat & tie, etc. If you plan to visit Shaker Village that afternoon, take walking shoes with you to Keeneland.

IAPAL Contacts

IAPAL is a consortium of leadership programs in the USA and several other countries. Members of IAPAL meet annually to share programming ideas, including speakers, seminar topics, fundraising, and travel. This conference draws program leaders from most of the state-wide ag leadership program in the United States and several international programs (two Canadian programs and an Australian visitor at this year's conference).

During this year's conference, conference attendees will be treated to various tours related to agriculture/leadership development and get an opportunity to visit with ag leadership graduates/participants from the host state and see local communities/agriculture. Recent conferences have been held in New Orleans (2013), Canandaigua New York (2012), Chicago (2011), Stirling Scotland (2010), and Jackson Hole Wyoming (2009).