Learn about Illinois farm life, farms to visit, agritourism destinations, gardening tips, ag news and fun farm facts.
How Do You Balance Farm Work, Off-Farm Jobs, Children and Farm Bureau Involvement?
We asked an Illinois farmer how she balances all facets of her life.
How to Grow Plants That Engage All Five Senses
Learn how to grow plants for your garden that appeal to more than just sight and smell.
Marcoot Jersey Creamery Milks a Legacy
Seventh generation gives new life to Greenville family dairy farm.
Spring Keeps Illinois Beekeepers Buzzing
Similar to just about any agricultural enterprise, very little in beekeeping is agreed upon by every beekeeper. One...
A Modern Farm Mom on Managing Manure and Monarch Butterflies
Modern farm mom finds ways to manage manure, milkweed and monarch butterflies.
How One Cook County Farm is Highlighting Sustainability (VIDEO)
Sustainability and other environmentally-friendly practices bloom on Smits Farm in Chicago Heights.
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...
How Gardeners Can Coexist with Local Wildlife…Or Not
What to do when wildlife makes a home in your garden.
Meet an Illinois Farmer Who Turns Organic Matter Into Compost
A Peoria County farmer creates compost and sells it under the brand name BetterEarth Compost.
Ways Rural and Urban Efforts are Improving Water Quality
Rural and urban entities work together to help conserve water and improve water quality in the state.