FARM Illinois Plans for the Future FARM Illinois Plans for the Future

FARM Illinois Plans for the Future

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Farm Illinois

Illinois’ agriculture, food and business industries could emerge as the nation’s and world’s food innovation capital. Farm and Agricultural Road Map (FARM) Illinois, a coalition of industry representatives, plans to implement a strategy aimed at achieving that goal.

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. serves as a member of the FARM Illinois leadership council.

The FARM Illinois strategy involves creating a state food and agriculture council to spearhead strategy implementation and development. Other goals include:

  • Forming a higher education food and agriculture consortium to attract top students and enhance related academic programs;
  • Hosting a global food and agriculture summit in Chicago, starting in 2018; and
  • Developing an Illinois “brand” that includes the food and agriculture industries.

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