Beth Gehrke, age 50, of Elgin, Illinois, raises corn, soy beans, wheat, hay, and straw on her family's 1000-acre farm, where she also does a lot of educational outreach due to her close proximity to Chicago. As a hobby she also raises chickens, sheep and rabbits. - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners Beth Gehrke, age 50, of Elgin, Illinois, raises corn, soy beans, wheat, hay, and straw on her family's 1000-acre farm, where she also does a lot of educational outreach due to her close proximity to Chicago. As a hobby she also raises chickens, sheep and rabbits. - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Beth Gehrke, age 50, of Elgin, Illinois, raises corn, soy beans, wheat, hay, and straw on her family’s 1000-acre farm, where she also does a lot of educational outreach due to her close proximity to Chicago. As a hobby she also raises chickens, sheep and rabbits.

Beth Gehrke, age 50, of Elgin, Illinois, raises corn, soy beans, wheat, hay, and straw on her family’s 1000-acre farm, where she also does a lot of educational outreach due to her close proximity to Chicago. As a hobby she also raises chickens, sheep and rabbits.