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

Grab a seat at the table

We are Illinois farm families. We want to meet you at the table to give you a look at who we are, what we do and how we grow food for all of us.

And it’s not just our perspectives you’ll hear. We invite groups of Chicagoland moms and experts in the food, health and nutrition fields to visit our farms. They bring along their cameras, smartphones and tablets and then share with you what they see, hear and learn.

Join the conversation

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

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