Illinois Farmer Q&A: How does your farm support your local community?

August 09, 2017

Illinois Farmer Q&A: How does your farm support your local community?

Illinois farmers have been growing your food with care for generations. For many of them, it’s more than just a job. So we asked your local farmers, “How does your farm support your local community?”

“The number one way we support our local communities is through our service. By working locally (on our farm), each family member invests time in serving in our local churches, boards, and civic organizations. We are raising children in the area, so it is in our interest to invest financially (tax dollars and gifts) as well as through our time.”

Genny Six, Chapin, IL

“We give to the local food pantries with the Lee county pork producers and the IPPA pork power program.”

Brent Scholl, Polo, IL

“Our family is very community-minded. Both Alan and I have served on the LaSalle County Soil and Water Conservation District board and Ross, our son, is currently serving on that board. Alan was a Township Trustee and I was on our library board at one time. Alan is past president of the Illinois Beef Association. We are advocates for the beef industry and have hosted farm tours. Just recently we had 150 fourth graders from Sandwich out at our farm for an introduction on what goes on on a working cattle farm.”

JoAnn Adams, Sandwich, IL

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