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9 Fun Facts About Christmas Trees
‘Tis the season! Christmas trees abound in homes, stores and offices. Learn some fun facts about the beloved...
Home for the Holidays: Farm Shop Becomes a Party Space for Growing Family
"Like many families, mine lives its fondest traditions at the close of the calendar year. And when the...
Ornamental Corn Grows in Illinois Too
If you live in Chicagoland, Will County farmer John Kiefner may have grown the ornamental or so-called “Indian”...
Ask a Farmer: What Will Be Your Biggest Challenge and Opportunity During the Next Year?
We asked Kane County farmer Wayne Gehrke about his biggest challenge and opportunity during the next year:
Could Pigs Be the Key to Understanding and Fighting COVID-19?
The science of antibodies is extremely promising and could very well be vital to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fresh Air and Fun Await on Illinois Farms This Fall
Some beautiful fall days coupled with space to roam continue to offer opportunities to visit Illinois farms that...
8 Fun Facts About Pumpkins (VIDEO)
Did you know that Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state in the nation?
Porktober: Time to Salute Pork
Pork represents the world’s most widely eaten meat, and Illinois ranks No. 4 in the United States for...
Harvest Routine Brings Normalcy During Pandemic
"I hold out hope that the upcoming harvest season delivers a 60-day dose of normalcy, seldom felt since...
Harvest Season Terminology
Exactly how big is an acre? How many pounds of corn are there in a bushel? Learn the...