Learn about Illinois farm life, farms to visit, agritourism destinations, gardening tips, ag news and fun farm facts.
Connecting Illinois’ Rural Communities
The Central Illinois Connection Center, located in Chatsworth, provides a useful, welcoming space for the area's agriculture community.
Estate Planning 101
Ready to start thinking about estate planning but don't know where to begin? Here are some questions that...
Where Were Illinois’ First Soybeans Planted?
Learn about the fascinating history of how one Illinois town became the original spot where soybeans (originally brought...
Get in the Holiday Spirit at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm in Canton
Meet the Snowman family's five friendly reindeer in Canton.
13 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas Trees
Which president first put a Christmas tree in the White House? Find the answer here.
Farm Focus: Pork
As the world’s most widely eaten meat, pork is something to celebrate – which may be why October...
Centennial Farms Program Honors Bicentennial Ownership of Illinois Farms (VIDEO)
The Illinois Department of Agriculture recognizes farms that have stayed in the same family for 200 years or...
Museum Milestone: MSI’s Farm Tech Exhibit Turns 20
Twenty years ago, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry debuted “The Farm,” an agricultural exhibit now known as...
Use the Off-Season to Grow Your Gardening Expertise
Growing your horticultural knowledge in winter can productively fill some of the unused hours.
Farm Facts: Illinois Ag Industry
Get the latest stats about the Illinois agriculture industry, from the newly released US Agriculture Census findings, including...