Stories about the business of agriculture in Illinois.
Illinoisans Volunteer for Harvest for All Campaign
Illinois volunteers put in nearly 80 hours a week for the Harvest for All hunger program, a joint...
State of Illinois Funding Educational Programs to Increase Local Food Production
The Illinois state government is providing educational projects through community colleges and Extension programs to help increase production...
Quincy Retiree Grows 600 Tomato Plants
Retiree Bob Koenig of Quincy turned his hobby into a small business with 600 tomato plants grown in...
Vertical Gardens Sprout at Chicago Airport
These vegetable gardens are reaching great heights. At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 26 aeroponic grow towers were installed...
Illinois Farm Bureau Awarded for Harvest for All Efforts
Illinois Farm Bureau took top honors among other state Farm Bureaus for raising the most funds and contributing...
Debunk Farming Myths During Illinois Farming Month
March is Illinois Farming Month, and we're celebrating the industry by finding the truth behind some common farming...
MarketMaker Grows Farmers Market Resource
MarketMaker, a University of Illinois Extension online marketing program, is growing and adding new features to better serve...
Feeding Food Deserts: New Initiative Works to Identify Communities Without Access to Healthy Food
A new initiative has mapped low-income communities without ready access to healthy and affordable food across the state....
Southwest Illinois: Horseradish Capital of America
Nationwide, roughly 24 million pounds of horseradish roots are ground and processed each year to produce some 6...
Agrability Program Helps Farmers Return to Work
AgrAbility Unlimited is a program that helps Illinois farmers overcome disabilities and return to work.