The Illinois Ag Fun website can help locate your nearest farmers’ markets, orchards, wineries and pumpkin patches.
Six community colleges across Illinois offer courses and training programs to prepare students for careers working in the local food sector.
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.
The sixth and seventh generations run Eckert’s Country Store and Farms in Belleville, the largest you-pick apple and peach orchard in the nation.
Today’s Illinois farmers are armed with crop-yield monitors and biotech hybrids.
Morrow Plots at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is country’s oldest experimental crop field.