All posts by Joanie Stiers
Springing to a Fresh Start on the Farm
Farmers view spring as a time of rural renewal, resetting for a new year with hope and optimism.
Good Food Brings Winter Comfort
The winter months are the perfect time to enjoy the magic of home-cooked comfort foods around the family...
Memories Around the Tree Glow Bright
The Christmas tree tradition brings back memories of childhood, family time and holiday cheer.
Centennial Farms Program Honors Bicentennial Ownership of Illinois Farms (VIDEO)
The Illinois Department of Agriculture recognizes farms that have stayed in the same family for 200 years or...
Farm Families Study Health Insurance Costs and Options During Open Enrollment
The beginning of November brings the start of open enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage.
Why So Many Farmers Are Using Drones
Farmers use drones to monitor farm conditions, gather data and manage farm operations.
Back to School, But Not Business as Usual
Even at schools in the rural Midwest, modern technology has made its way into the classroom.
Are Robots the Future of Sustainable Farming?
Researchers at the University of Illinois explore the future potential of robots and their impact on sustainable farming....
Harvest Season Through the Eyes of a Child
A mother looks at the soybean harvest through the eyes of her son, who loves spending time with...
4 Dairy Questions Answered, From Antibiotics to Cow Tipping
Dairy farmer Linda Drendel answers questions from Chicago-area moms about antibiotics and hormones in milk and how she...