Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
Where Were Illinois’ First Soybeans Planted?
Learn about the fascinating history of how one Illinois town became the original spot where soybeans (originally brought...
13 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas Trees
Which president first put a Christmas tree in the White House? Find the answer here.
Farm Focus: Pork
As the world’s most widely eaten meat, pork is something to celebrate – which may be why October...
Farm Facts: Illinois Ag Industry
Get the latest stats about the Illinois agriculture industry, from the newly released US Agriculture Census findings, including...
How Do Combines Work? (VIDEO)
Learn about the history and anatomy of the combine, the versatile machine that changed the farming industry by...
4 Dairy Questions Answered, From Antibiotics to Cow Tipping
Dairy farmer Linda Drendel answers questions from Chicago-area moms about antibiotics and hormones in milk and how she...
6 Common Products Developed at the Peoria Ag Lab
From diapers to dressings, the Peoria Ag Lab is responsible for more products than you might think.
6 Farm Facts About Tomatoes
Check out six interesting facts about tomatoes for the summer.
Field Corn and Sweet Corn: What’s the Difference?
Corn covers more of Illinois’ farmland than any other crop, yet you’ll need to find a backyard garden...
5 Sustainability Certifications for Farmers
Farmers have several options for certifications when choosing to grow organic or sustainably.