August is National Peach Month. Celebrate with some vine-ripened facts, baking tips and our favorite peach recipes including Peach-Blackberry Short Cakes, Iced Summer Peaches, Peach Parfait and Bourbon-Peach BBQ Pork Chops
Whether on the stove top, in the oven or over a fire, cooking with cast iron is a farm house tradition with a delicious list of recipes. Classic Fried Catfish, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Broccoli Cheese Cornbread and Harvest Pork Chops are just some of these great dishes.
Agriculture in the Classroom Bike Ride teaches students about agriculture and its importance, as well as bicycle safety.
Watch the weekend fly by at Baker’s Memorial Fun Fly, during which the Freeport Radio Control Modelers Club pilot radio-controlled model airplanes all day.
With hundreds of pumpkins lining the streets, a goblin parade and a haunted house, Nauvoo certainly knows how to celebrate Halloween with its spooky annual festival, Bootiful Nauvoo.
Barry, Griggsville, Pleasant Hill and Pittsfield each offer a unique roster of events, activities, craft vendors and food specialties for those passing through on the annual Pike County Fall Color Drive.
Travel around the world without leaving Long Grove at the town’s World Tour, an international festival held over Labor Day weekend.
This five-day Murphysboro Apple Festival features contests for eating apple pies and throwing apple cores, along with a parade, car show and much more.
Learn about the history behind Kankakee’s quilt-block-adorned barns during the annual Barn Quilt Guided Tour in October.
Once a considerable chore, splitting logs into rails is now celebrated as a fierce competition at the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest in Lincoln.
Looking for something to satisfy that sweet tooth? This variety of dessert recipes is sure to sweeten up your kitchen. These recipes include Sour Cream Pound Cake, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, several varieties of chocolate chip cookies and Turtle Brownies. And for more recipes, you’ll find links to our larger sweet collections.
Located near Batavia, the Fabyan Dutch Windmill has been praised as the best example of an authentic Dutch windmill in the United States.
There are few things more delicious — and more deep fried — than food at state fairs. Here are some of our favorite fair-inspired recipes.
Not everyone involved in agriculture works on a farm. In fact, biochemists, biophysicists, veterinarians and environmental engineers are in high demand.
Uncover the secrets of Devil’s Cave at Red Oak Nature Center, a 40-acre natural paradise on the east bank of the Fox River near Aurora, Illinois.
Six community colleges across Illinois offer courses and training programs to prepare students for careers working in the local food sector.
Located just a block off historic Route 66, the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum teaches visitors about agriculture, transportation and commerce at the turn of the 20th century with exhibits such as the farm-to-table journey of corn flakes.
More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more than 495 million of those pounds are grown in Illinois. These are more facts about pumpkins.
Aurora may lie in the shadow of big brother Chicago, but Illinois’ second-largest city offers endless opportunities for dining, shopping, socializing, museum hopping, gaming, nightlife, and soaking up local history and agriculture.
Spend time with friends and family this fall at one of Illinois’ many pumpkin patches and fall festivals.
Our financial expert analyzes inflation, the biggest financial risk you’ll ever face.
Caring for your perennials in the cool weather months is key in ensuring healthy buds in the spring. Tips on whether or not to cut back your perennials.
While in Aurora, Illinois, enjoy lunch or dinner at America’s Historic Roundhouse, a 70,000-square-foot entertainment complex with a restaurant, microbrewery, 14 bars and a comedy club.
Agriculture inspired Mercer County farmer and photographer Michael Zecher to go into professional photography – and it also cultivated his career.
My family likes to dine out – in the outside sense of the word.
Have you ever been around a group of gardeners who seem to be talking in a foreign language? Here are some of the more common terms, starting with botanary, which is short for botanical dictionary.
Facts about the struggles farmers face trying to feed the world’s growing population.
My American Farm is a website developed by the American Farm Bureau that aims to engage kids in agriculture, through fun activities and educational experiences.
Proper lawn care in early fall means a healthier lawn in the spring. Tips for taking care of your lawn before the winter months.
One Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences student said she originally stereotyped the school as a place that taught kids how to farm. She left understanding the myriad opportunities in the agriculture industry.
You won’t want to miss the annual All-Night Flea Market in Wheaton, Illinois on August 20.
Our breakfast for dinner recipes include breakfast pizza, oven-roasted tomatoes and maple brown sugar bacon.