Stories about the business of agriculture in Illinois.
FARM Illinois Plans for the Future
FARM Illinois coalition hopes to help Illinois emerge as the world's food innovation capital.
Research Field Guide
Farmer-supported research improves water quality.
Wolfe Orchard Apple Growers are Experts to the Core
Apple growers at Wolfe Orchard in Monticello harvest both popular and heirloom varieties in their orchard.
Stay Warm, Breathe Easy With Homegrown Energy in Illinois
From biodiesel to ethanol to wind, Illinois generates a lot of power.
Growing Knowledge With the Expanded Illinois Farm Families Program
Expanded Illinois Farm Families program opens farms to more consumers.
Meet the Buyers Program Plants Seeds of Partnership
Meet the Buyers program connects farmers with retailers, restaurants and distributors looking for locally grown food.
Taylorville Ag Teacher is Outstanding in Her Field
Taylorville agriculture teacher, FFA adviser, cultivates leadership, life skills.
Illinois Community Colleges are Breaking New Ground in Off-Farm Careers
Illinois community colleges train students for innovative, off-farm careers.
Pen Pals for Field Moms
Illinois Farm Families Field Moms are being paired with pen pal farmers this year.
University of Illinois Extension Celebrates a Century of Service
The University of Illinois Extension service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.