Stories about the business of agriculture in Illinois.
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.
Stay Warm, Breathe Easy With Homegrown Energy in Illinois
From biodiesel to ethanol to wind, Illinois generates a lot of power.
Blosom the Cow Sets the World Record
Blossom the cow was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest cow.
Taylorville Ag Teacher is Outstanding in Her Field
Taylorville agriculture teacher, FFA adviser, cultivates leadership, life skills.
Dairy Farmer Dispels Misconceptions to Field Moms
Dairy farmer, Mary Mackinson Faber, invites moms from the city to her farm.
Illinois Community Colleges are Breaking New Ground in Off-Farm Careers
Illinois community colleges train students for innovative, off-farm careers.
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.
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.