Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
Farm Facts: Milk and Dairy
Learn about how much milk a dairy cow can give daily, whether cow tipping is a real thing,...
4 Facts About Conservation on Illinois Farms
Over the last 60 years, Illinois farms have more than doubled production while using 11% less land. (USDA...
Get the Dirt on Soil Conservation
Farmers depend upon the soil to nourish crops and pastures, and to realize the soil's full potential, farmers...
Farm Facts About Raising Cattle
From calving and feeding to animal care, get the facts on raising cattle in Illinois.
11 Fascinating Facts About Honeybees
These buzzing insects are incredible creatures, incredibly important to agriculture and the world's food production.
Where Were Illinois’ First Soybeans Planted?
Learn about the fascinating history of how one Illinois town became the original spot where soybeans (originally brought...
13 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas Trees
Which president first put a Christmas tree in the White House? Find the answer here.
Farm Facts: Illinois Ag Industry
Get the latest stats about the Illinois agriculture industry, from the newly released US Agriculture Census findings, including...
How Do Combines Work? (VIDEO)
Learn about the history and anatomy of the combine, the versatile machine that changed the farming industry by...
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...