Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
Harvest Season Terminology
Exactly how big is an acre? How many pounds of corn are there in a bushel? Learn the...
Field Corn, Sweet Corn & Popcorn: What’s the Difference?
Field corn, or dent corn, is the most common type of corn. 98% of the corn grown in...
8 Fun Facts About Pumpkins (VIDEO)
Did you know that Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state in the nation?
5 Farm Facts About Hemp
Learn five fascinating farm facts about industrial hemp.
How a Corn and Soybean Planter Works (VIDEO)
As planting season winds down, an Illinois farmer shows just how a corn and soybean planter works as...
Farm Facts: Milk and Dairy
Learn about how much milk a dairy cow can give daily, whether cow tipping is a real thing,...
4 Facts About Conservation on Illinois Farms
Over the last 60 years, Illinois farms have more than doubled production while using 11% less land. (USDA...
Get the Dirt on Soil Conservation
Farmers depend upon the soil to nourish crops and pastures, and to realize the soil's full potential, farmers...
Farm Facts About Raising Cattle
From calving and feeding to animal care, get the facts on raising cattle in Illinois.
11 Fascinating Facts About Honeybees
These buzzing insects are incredible creatures, incredibly important to agriculture and the world's food production.