Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
Farm Focus: Wineries
Did you know Illinois is home to 91 wineries and 450 vineyards encompassing 1,115 acres of grapes across...
Farm Facts: Mad About Mistletoe
Facts and trivia about the season's romantic plant: mistletoe.
Turkey Trivia From Bird Brains to ‘Birdzilla’
An estimated 88 percent of Americans surveyed still serve turkey for Thanksgiving. But do you know your turkey,...
Farm Focus: Potatoes
The potato is the most important non-cereal crop for feeding the world, ranking behind corn, wheat and rice....
Farm Facts: Pumpkins
More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more...
Illinois Fruit Calendar: Ripe and Ready for Summer
Illinois is full of fresh fruits that are ripe and ready to be picked. Check out this list...
Farm Focus: Beef
Sure, corn is popular in Illinois, but did you know that in the Prairie State about 23 percent...
Dairy Farm Fun Facts
Did you know? A cow is more valuable for its milk, cheese, butter and yogurt than for its...
Field Corn and Sweet Corn: What’s the Difference?
Corn covers more of Illinois’ farmland than any other crop, yet you’ll need to find a backyard garden...
What Is Ethanol and Its Connection to Corn?
We all see the signs for ethanol at our gas pumps, but do you know how ethanol comes...