Learn about Illinois farm life, farms to visit, agritourism destinations, gardening tips, ag news and fun farm facts.
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...
How Gardeners Can Coexist with Local Wildlife…Or Not
What to do when wildlife makes a home in your garden.
Meet an Illinois Farmer Who Turns Organic Matter Into Compost
A Peoria County farmer creates compost and sells it under the brand name BetterEarth Compost.
Ways Rural and Urban Efforts are Improving Water Quality
Rural and urban entities work together to help conserve water and improve water quality in the state.
How a Sycamore Couple Transformed a Corn Crib Into an Art Studio
Valerie Weberpal creates beautiful works of art in an old corn crib in Sycamore.
5 Sustainability Certifications for Farmers
Farmers have several options for certifications when choosing to grow organic or sustainably.
Visit Kern Family Orchard for Fresh Strawberries and More
Visit Kern Family Orchard in Montgomery County for farm-fresh strawberries this spring.
Three Greens to Look For This Spring
Find these seasonal greens at your local farmers' market or grocery store.
Technologies Help Plant with Precision
High-tech planters set high expectations for planting season.
Winter On the Farm
Farmers tackle a flurry of to-dos during the cold season.