Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
1715 College Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821
Local Food Systems and Small Farms
Local Resources and Information
- 2015 Farmers Market Price Reporting
The University of Illinois Extension is collaborating with the University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification to provide weekly price reporting information from several farmers markets across the state. To see the weekly reports, click on the title above.
- High Tunnel Growing videos
Through an Illinois Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture grant, University of Illinois Extension in partnership with Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) conducted high tunnel vegetable production research during the winter of 2014 and produced a series of videos on topics for building beds, planting, growing, pest management, and harvesting. The project used a diverse crop plan to demonstrate a practical scenario for local direct market farmers. View the videos at www.llcc.edu/llcc-garden or at the U of I Extension YouTube channel playlist, Winter High Tunnel Project. Additional information about high tunnels, such as the publication, “Growing Under High Tunnels in Illinois and the Midwest” by Zachary Grant, a local food systems and small farms Extension educator can be found on the U of I Extension website.
- Local Food Systems and Small Farms
Link to U of I Extension Local Food System and Small Farm homepage.