When did food get so complicated? Buzzwords like local, sustainable and responsibly raised are part of everyday conversations and greet us at the meat counter, the milk cooler, the cereal aisles and farmers markets. But what do they really mean?

Farmers of Illinois

Kristin Srail

We grow fruits and vegetables. We love using our hands to grow the finest quality foods.

Paul Taylor

I grow organic, conventional, GMO and non-GMO crops. When you open a can of DelMonte corn, you might be eating food grown on my farm!

Alison McGrew

I raise cattle with my husband and two children in western Illinois.

Andy and Katie Pratt

We grow corn and soybeans with our family in northern Illinois.

Mary Faber

We raise dairy cattle with my family while raising two kids of our own.

Thomas Titus

We raise pigs as well as corn, soybeans and hay on our farm in Elkhart.

Favorite Blog Posts

Visiting Monsanto with my Inner Science Nerd

Visiting Monsanto with my Inner Science Nerd

No matter what way you feel about GMOs, most people tend to...

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The Non-GMO Food Label Is A Lie

The Non-GMO Food Label Is A Lie

As Americans, we are familiar with food being sold for what it...

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Just in time for summer: A nice, sweet, ear of teosinte?

Just in time for summer: A nice, sweet, ear of teosinte?

What?  You don’t know what teosinte is? I’ll give you another hint:...

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We’re Illinois farmers, and we – along with other experts – want to share our perspectives and provide you with accurate information to make informed choices.

You’ll find we don’t all farm alike or have the same answers to every question. What we do have is a commitment to providing safe, healthy food for every table. Yours and ours included.