A deeper look at all aspects of Illinois agriculture.
Phones Are Planted Like Pliers in Farmer Pockets
Cell phones, and specifically smartphones, have arguably surpassed the importance of pliers to daily farmer attire.
“This Farm Girl Cooks” Unlocks Recipe for Success
Meet the creator of This Farm Girl Cooks, a popular food blog specializing in farm field meals.
Ask a Farmer: What lessons did you learn as a result of COVID-19?
We asked Monroe County farmer Victoria Thomas to share how the pandemic affected her staff, customers and business.
Love for the Land, Valentine Month and Beyond
February brings the month to reflect on love, and a farm family’s love for the land proves a...
Land: A Farmer’s Most Important Relationship With Mother Nature
For most farmers, the land they farm is their most important relationship with Mother Nature, regardless of whether...
Winter Is a Busy Time for Farms Welcoming Newborn Animals
The Temple family will prioritize their farm’s responsibilities this winter as they have since 1843: by putting the...
Innovation Grows on the Farm Year Round
Innovation on the farm leaps significantly from one generation to the next, just as smartphones, online shopping, and...
Why Janie’s Farm in Iroquois County Transitioned to Organic Grain Production
Long before “organic” and “farm-to-table” became buzzwords, Illinois farmer Harold Wilken's ancestors grew healthy food in Iriquois County...
Go Green and Get Real at an Illinois Christmas Tree Farm
A growing number of Illinoisans and are opting for the experience of picking out a real Christmas tree...
The Farm Influences Gifts Under the Tree
When almost 4 years old, our son’s Christmas wish list included a “tree cutter” (chain saw), a “bin...