Learn about Illinois farm life, farms to visit, agritourism destinations, gardening tips, ag news and fun farm facts.
When is a Bulb Not a Bulb?
Exploring corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes and how they can benefit and beautify your home garden.
Winter Garden and Yard Prep Leads to a Fast Start in the Spring
Tips to cure cabin fever and get you growing, even in the dead of winter.
Animal Chiropractor, at Your Service
Chiropractor Renold Bleem adds animal care to his practice, helping horses, dogs and other show animals with their...
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...
Illinois Farm Families Program Helps Connect Consumers to Farmers
If you have a question about your food, the Illinois Farm Families program seeks to be your go-to...
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...
Invasive or Aggressive? What Homeowners Need to Know About These Types of Plants
Learn the difference between invasive and aggressive plants and how to avoid those that have an unwanted impact...