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 t
Learn More about New Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmer Program »
All beekeepers should be busy checking their hives at this time before severe winter cold sets in. The survival of the colony is dependent on the condition of the hive.
Learn More about Preparing Apiaries for Winter Survival »
The 2015 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to probl
Learn More about NCR-SARE Announces 2015 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals »
Learn how high tunnels are being used by farmers to connect with their markets without pause, provide a more balanced income, and contribute to a healthy, vibrant community throughout the year on November 3 from 1:00-4:00 pm at LLCC in Springfield.
Learn More about Working Towards a Thriving Year-Round Local Food System with High Tunnels Workshop »
The University of Illinois Extension local foods and small farms team is sponsoring a series of workshops on a variety of topics to help people who have a few acres learn ways that they can put them to use.
Learn More about Putting small acres to good use: Workshop series announced »
A free service to help you advertise your business and connect with buyers. You can access four directories (farmers markets, CSA, food hub, and/or on-farm market) to list, update, or modify information about your enterprise.
Learn More about USDA’s Local Food Directories - Update and Registration »