A deeper look at all aspects of Illinois agriculture.
Innovation Grows on the Farm Year Round
As infatuated as I am with old barns and windmills, I’m equally captivated by rows of young corn...
Winter Is a Busy Time for Farms Welcoming Newborn Animals
The Temple family will prioritize their farm’s responsibilities this winter as they have since 1843: by putting the...
Why Janie’s Farm in Iroquois County Transitioned to Organic Grain Production
Long before “organic” and “farm-to-table” became buzzwords, Illinois farmer Harold Wilken's ancestors grew healthy food in Iriquois County...
Go Green and Get Real at an Illinois Christmas Tree Farm
A growing number of Illinoisans and are opting for the experience of picking out a real Christmas tree...
The Farm Influences Gifts Under the Tree
When almost 4 years old, our son’s Christmas wish list included a “tree cutter” (chain saw), a “bin...
From the Perfect Turkey to Thanksgiving Leftovers, Share Your Holiday Recipes
Illinois Farm Bureau has launched an opportunity to share favorite family holiday recipes and your stories behind each...
Horseradish Harvest: Rooting for Another Illinois Crop
Did you know that Illinois grows more horseradish than anywhere else in the United States?
Best Friends on Farms: Meet Rayne, an AFBF Farm Dog of the Year Finalist
Meet Rayne, a 6-year-old Illinois border collie and a finalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Dog...
Home for the Holidays: Farm Shop Becomes a Party Space for Growing Family
"Like many families, mine lives its fondest traditions at the close of the calendar year. And when the...
Ask a Farmer: What Will Be Your Biggest Challenge and Opportunity During the Next Year?
We asked Kane County farmer Wayne Gehrke about his biggest challenge and opportunity during the next year: