Quick fun facts about farms and agricultural products.
Farm Facts: Melons
Did you know that farmers in Illinois and Indiana grow more than 7,500 acres of watermelons? Learn more...
Farm Facts About Calves
Learn baby calf facts, including how much they weigh at birth and how many are born in Illinois...
Farm Focus: Soybeans
Did you know that Illinois ranks second in the nation for soybean production?
Farm Focus: Hay
Get the facts on hay – and important Illinois crop for feeding livestock.
Farm Focus: Garlic
Did you know that one of the most flavorful seasonings, garlic, is both a vegetable and an herb?...
Apple Facts and Recipes for the Fall Harvest
Celebrate the fall apple harvest with delicious recipes and interesting facts about this all-American fruit.
Farm Focus: Apples
Illinois' official state fruit is the goldrush apple – a long-keeping, sweet and tart variety with a rich,...
Debunk Farming Myths During Illinois Farming Month
March is Illinois Farming Month, and we're celebrating the industry by finding the truth behind some common farming...
Farm Focus: Wineries
Did you know Illinois is home to 91 wineries and 450 vineyards encompassing 1,115 acres of grapes across...
Farm Facts: Mad About Mistletoe
Facts and trivia about the season's romantic plant: mistletoe.