Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
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.
Farm Products Found in Everyday Items
Farm animals and plants contribute to many things Americans rely on or come into contact with nearly every...
Farm Focus: Pork
As the world’s most widely eaten meat, pork is something to celebrate – which may be why October...
Wheat Fast Facts
Wheat has long been one of the most important crops in the world, with millions of acres devoted...
Spring Chicken: Fun Facts About Chickens
Quick, fun facts about chickens and eggs.
Growing Asparagus Takes Patience
If you’re starting asparagus in your garden this year, remember that you’ll have to wait three years after...
Farm Fresh: Winter Squash
When the weather gets cold and the traditional fruits of summer are out of season, winter squash can...