Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
Farm Focus: Garlic
Did you know that one of the most flavorful seasonings, garlic, is both a vegetable and an herb?...
Apple Facts and Recipes for the Fall Harvest
Celebrate the fall apple harvest with delicious recipes and interesting facts about this all-American fruit.
Farm Focus: Apples
Illinois' official state fruit is the goldrush apple – a long-keeping, sweet and tart variety with a rich,...
Debunk Farming Myths During Illinois Farming Month
March is Illinois Farming Month, and we're celebrating the industry by finding the truth behind some common farming...
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...