Our Story

Let's Talk About What's On Your Table

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"Farming is who you are, not what you do." Generations of Farming at the Drendel Dairy Farm

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"It goes beyond a surface love for agriculture." Meet the Jeschke Family

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A Typical Day at the Ward Family Pig Farm

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Happy Hogs at the Gould Family Farm

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Opening Our Doors and Sharing Our Story - Meet the Martz Family

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We are Illinois Farm Families. We know you want to know more about your food and the people who grow and raise it. We’re here to share how we grow good food for all of us.

And, it’s not just our perspectives you’ll hear. People from all over Chicagoland, including parents and experts in food, health and nutrition fields, visit our farms. They bring along their cameras and smartphones to farm tours, write their experiences on our blog and even share Illinois agriculture inspired recipes.

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This is a place to hear a variety of voices from families who care about growing safe, healthy food. For all of us, our families come first. And, lucky for us, we work alongside our families. Our roots are planted firmly by generations before, and today we’re working to farm sustainably for those who will come next.

Meanwhile, we’re here to talk about what’s on your table. If you have questions about us and our Illinois family farms, just ask.

Illinois Beef Association
Illinois Corn Marketing Board
Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Pork Producers
Illinois Soybean Association
Midwest Dairy