All posts by Joanie Stiers
Harvest Routine Brings Normalcy During Pandemic
"I hold out hope that the upcoming harvest season delivers a 60-day dose of normalcy, seldom felt since...
Corn Connection: A Crop Ingrained in Lifestyle
Farmers throughout Illinois share a connection to corn. We grow it, talk about it, and drive around just...
Ag in the Classroom Delivers Pre-K-12 Education
While high schools commonly employ full-time agriculture teachers, Illinois Ag in the Classroom provides agriculture lessons tailored to...
Illinois Farm Bureau Is Addressing the Ag Teacher Shortage
Efforts have emerged in the last few years to narrow the salary discrepancy and reward agriculture teachers, including...
Illinois Is Nation’s No. 1 Producer of Pumpkins
Illinois farmers grow upward of 95% of the nation’s pumpkins for processing.
Roots Run Deep in the Garden
Early gardening moments sowed a deep-rooted passion for growing fruits and vegetables.
Raise a Glass to June Dairy Month
Worthy of celebration, dairymen represent some of the most committed farm families in America.
Meat Selection 101: Tips and Tricks (VIDEO)
Consumers are often unsure when it comes to meat selection, especially in regards to marbling, leanness and fat...
Going Whole Hog (and Cow) with Local Meats (VIDEO)
Local Illinois meat experts divulge their top tips and tricks for choosing the best cuts of meat in...
Planting Presses Through Another Unprecedented Season
We now begin another historic planting season with challenges beyond our control. And as a business deemed essential,...