A deeper look at all aspects of Illinois agriculture.
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:
Porktober: Time to Salute Pork
Pork represents the world’s most widely eaten meat, and Illinois ranks No. 4 in the United States for...
Harvest Routine Brings Normalcy During Pandemic
"I hold out hope that the upcoming harvest season delivers a 60-day dose of normalcy, seldom felt since...
Corn Connection: A Crop Ingrained in Lifestyle
Farmers throughout Illinois share a connection to corn. We grow it, talk about it, and drive around just...
How Farmers Are Adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic
This year’s coronavirus pandemic put a remarkable strain on the agriculture industry, prompting farmers across the country to...
Ag in the Classroom Delivers Pre-K-12 Education
While high schools commonly employ full-time agriculture teachers, Illinois Ag in the Classroom provides agriculture lessons tailored to...
Roots Run Deep in the Garden
Early gardening moments sowed a deep-rooted passion for growing fruits and vegetables.