Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
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...
Corn by the Numbers
Learn fun facts and farmer statistics about corn, such as the size of a bushel of corn.
Wool Comes From Many Animal Breeds
Sheep are the most prevalent producers of wool, though it also comes from rabbits, goats and alpacas.