Illinois Farmer Q&A: What does being a Farmer of Illinois mean to you?

August 02, 2017

Illinois Farmer Q&A: What does being a Farmer of Illinois mean to you?

Illinois farmers have been growing food with care for generations. For many of them, it’s more than just a job. So we asked, “What does being a Farmer of Illinois mean to you?”

“As farmers of Illinois, we have an incredible opportunity to raise livestock and crops on some of the richest soils in the world. We have great access to world markets while serving a large consumer base of folks wanting a safe and affordable food supply. What an awesome challenge and responsibility.”

Genny Six, Chapin, IL

“As an Illinois farmer, I grow corn and soybeans and raise pigs and cattle to help feed the world with quality food.”

Brent Scholl, Polo, IL

“Illinois has the best soil in the whole world. We are fortunate that we are here where we can get the most out of this highly productive land. We know we need to take care of it for the next generations, so we are very conscious of soil loss and fertility. We farm to prevent soil loss and add manure from the cattle back into the soil which means we are naturally fertilizing it.”

Alan Adams, Sandwich, IL

 

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