Paul and Donna are opening their farm to you. Watch to see how they got started farming and how their family works together to grow corn and soybeans in Mazon, Ill.
Meet the Wards, a seventh-generation farm family that raises hogs and grain. Watch this video to see what it's like on a typical Illinois hog farm.
We’re Illinois farm families and we would like to introduce you to the people who grow your food. Farming looks different today – and you may wonder how it all works.
So we’re opening our doors to give you a look at who we are, what we do and how we grow food for all our families.
We host groups of moms from the Chicago area (we call them Field Moms) on our farms. They bring along their cameras and notepads and share with you, right here on Watch Us Grow, what they see, hear and learn on the farm.
Be our guest!
Our doors are always open and we love to share what’s happening on our farms. Join us for the journey to see what we do, from planting to harvesting to raising animals.
If you’re a Chicagoland mom interested in visiting one of our farms, learn how here. If you’d rather just follow the Field Moms as they explore our farms, you can watch what happens on Watch Us Grow. You can keep up with their farm tours and learn about future opportunities by subscribing to our e-newsletter with the subscribe button at top of the page or here.
If you have other questions about us and our Illinois family farms, just ask.