One of the best aspects of farming is taking both full responsibility and full pride in whatever happens in my fields.

We're Illinois farm families and we're pleased to meet you. Illinois family farms may come in all shapes and sizes, but we all share common values. Many of our farms have been passed down through several generations. In some cases, multiple families farm together. Today, nearly all Illinois farms – 97 percent – are family owned and operated. While there are thousands of farmers in Illinois, you can start by meeting some of us below.