Learn about Illinois farm life, farms to visit, agritourism destinations, gardening tips, ag news and fun farm facts.
A Shift to Goats for This Family Farm Pays Off
Located in Poplar Grove, IL, Friendly Franseen Acres added goats to the operation in 1997 and haven't looked...
Ask a Farmer: How Do You Decide What to Plant Each Year?
We asked an Illinois farmer how they determine their crop rotation, and learned about the different factors that...
Farm Facts: Farmers’ Markets
How much do you know about the history of farmers' markets? Discover fun and interesting facts about this...
Jumpstart Your Food and Farming Entrepreneurial Career
McHenry County College offers an abundance of resource for food and farming enthusiasts of all experience levels.
Bring on the Beef
In this month's "At the Farm Gate," we're celebrating National Beef Month.
Spring Brings Renewal on Illinois Farms (VIDEO)
Meet two Illinois farmers who are leaning into spring with their planting techniques, including no-till and cover crops....
Safety First: Watch for Farmers (VIDEO)
As you navigate rural Illinois roads, be sure to practice caution when you come across farmers in farm...
Phones Are Planted Like Pliers in Farmer Pockets
Cell phones, and specifically smartphones, have arguably surpassed the importance of pliers to daily farmer attire.
How Climate-Smart Farming Practices Help the Planet
Farmers across the world play key role in sustainability goals for the planet through climate-smart agricultural practices.
Locust Creek Flower Farm: A Blooming Success
This Christian County mom turned her love for flowers into a sweet-scented success story.