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Illinois Farm Families Program Helps Connect Consumers to Farmers
If you have a question about your food, the Illinois Farm Families program seeks to be your go-to...
Home for the Holidays: Farm Shop Becomes a Party Space for Growing Family
"Like many families, mine lives its fondest traditions at the close of the calendar year. And when the...
Winter Is a Busy Time for Farms Welcoming Newborn Animals
The Temple family will prioritize their farm’s responsibilities this winter as they have since 1843: by putting the...
Ornamental Corn Grows in Illinois Too
If you live in Chicagoland, Will County farmer John Kiefner may have grown the ornamental or so-called “Indian”...
Why Janie’s Farm in Iroquois County Transitioned to Organic Grain Production
Long before “organic” and “farm-to-table” became buzzwords, Illinois farmer Harold Wilken's ancestors grew healthy food in Iriquois County...
Invasive or Aggressive? What Homeowners Need to Know About These Types of Plants
Learn the difference between invasive and aggressive plants and how to avoid those that have an unwanted impact...
Ask a Farmer: What Will Be Your Biggest Challenge and Opportunity During the Next Year?
We asked Kane County farmer Wayne Gehrke about his biggest challenge and opportunity during the next year:
Could Pigs Be the Key to Understanding and Fighting COVID-19?
The science of antibodies is extremely promising and could very well be vital to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fresh Air and Fun Await on Illinois Farms This Fall
Some beautiful fall days coupled with space to roam continue to offer opportunities to visit Illinois farms that...
8 Fun Facts About Pumpkins (VIDEO)
Did you know that Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state in the nation?