Aspiring Illinois farmers, new growers with less than five years’ experience, commodity farmers interested in diversifying to include fruit or vegetable production, and high school and community college agriculture teachers are invited to apply now for
Learn More about New Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmer Program »
Two webinars, Monday, August 25: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 28: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., will provide an opportunity for farmers market vendors and farmers market managers to learn about new regulations and reforms that impact farmers markets and prov
Learn More about Farmers Markets: Rules, Regulations and Reforms - Webinar on current and future farmers market regulations »
Unit 16 Illinois 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame Honorees
Congratulations to our Unit 16 volunteers who were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame at the 2014 Illinois State Fair. These include Lori Ward, of Logan County; Elmer Rankin, of Menard County; and Dale Edwards, of Sangamon County.
Existing and prospective farmers are invited to participate in a grant writing workshop on Wednesday, October 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm (registration starting at 5:30 pm). Information will be presented on the basics of grant writing as well as on specific grant
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PrairiErth Farm is hosting a field day on September 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2047 2100 Street, Atlanta. Topics covered will include off the grid grazing; controlled drainage systems; balancing soil health and micronutrients and “3Crop” farming.
Learn More about Cover Crops, Soil Health, and Value Adding with Diversity »