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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...
From the Perfect Turkey to Thanksgiving Leftovers, Share Your Holiday Recipes
Illinois Farm Bureau has launched an opportunity to share favorite family holiday recipes and your stories behind each...
Horseradish Harvest: Rooting for Another Illinois Crop
Did you know that Illinois grows more horseradish than anywhere else in the United States?
Best Friends on Farms: Meet Rayne, an AFBF Farm Dog of the Year Finalist
Meet Rayne, a 6-year-old Illinois border collie and a finalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Dog...
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.