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Governor J.B Pritzker Talks with Commodity Groups at Farm Progress Show

Haley Bickelhaupt

September 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Cameras, carts and security details created quite a buzz at the commodity tent   IL Corn Growers Association members spoke with Governor Pritzker at Farm Progress Show about policy impacting...

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Discovering Illinois Family Farms: Chicago Social Media Creators Learn about Animal Welfare, Sustainability, and Innovation

August 23rd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

This summer, a group of Chicago-based social media creators embarked on an eye-opening journey to three Illinois family farms in Kane County, gaining insights into the practices that make them...

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Corn & Soybean Farmers Can Experience “Fueling Progress” During Farm Progress Show

Lindsay Mitchell

August 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association are proud to showcase all the ways they are “Fueling Progress” during the Farm Progress Show, August 29-31 in Decatur, IL at Lot 605.   The shared...

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7 IL Farmers Share Best and Worst Decisions Made

Tara Desmond

August 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

"Hard to answer because hindsight is 20/20. What might look like a good or bad decision at first might turn out the opposite later. For example, I bought a farm in 1980 that’s value dropped in...

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IL Corn Internships Deliver Invaluable Skills and Insights to the Next Generation

Brianna Croft

July 27th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

  IL Corn offers a summer intern program, Brianna Croft and Emily Bruch joined the small team by assisting the legislative, communications and marketing departments. Through real world...

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3 Tips for Transition from Summer on the Farm to School

Megan Dwyer

July 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

It seems like summer just gets started, then we hit the 4th of July and suddenly summer is on a rapid race to the finish line. While not having to make the 30 mile roundtrip for drop-off and...

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From Planting to Harvest - A Corn Journey

Tara Desmond

July 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Share a new resource with your non-farmer friends, in the classroom or just for fun anywhere!  Tag us if you share on social media @ilcorn.  

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20 Movies You May Not Know Have Illinois Corn in Them

Tara Desmond

June 30th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Field of Dreams (1989) - The entire film revolves around an Iowa cornfield, but some scenes were shot in Illinois corn fields as well in DuPage and Will County. Children of the Corn (1984) -...

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IL Corn Empowers Teachers with Corn 101 Knowledge for Summer Institute Ag in the Classroom

Tara Desmond

June 29th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is delighted to announce the successful culmination of its summer intern project with Illinois Ag in the Classroom, where interns passionately shared Corn 101 knowledge with teachers...

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Weinzierl Wins Award

Tara Desmond

June 15th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Public Outreach

The 2023 Rail & Maritime Summit, a prominent event that unites distinguished professionals from the rail and maritime sectors, has proudly presented the esteemed Diolkos Award to Rod Weinzierl,...

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IL Corn Growers Association Board of Directors Elections Open

May 11th, 2023  |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

  Each year five directors are elected to a three-year term in districts throughout Illinois and two at-large directors are elected for a one-year term to represent farmers all over the state....

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Meet the First and Second Place IL T-shirt Contest Winners

Tara Desmond

May 11th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

If you missed it, IL Corn put on a t-shirt contest in April boosting creativity while showing the love of farming throughout the state.  Get to know the winners:   First Place: Jordan...

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IL Corn Sponsors 2023 Competition for Illinois’ Best Whiskey

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Craft distilleries in Illinois will once again compete for top honors at a national whiskey tasting competition sponsored by IL Corn Marketing Board. The 2023 Heartland Whiskey Competition is the...

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IL Corn Announces Scholarship Recipients

Tara Desmond

April 20th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

Five scholarships will be awarded from IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) this year.  Included with the scholarship, recipients will also get a free one-year ICGA membership.   “We are thrilled...

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We are 96% Campaign Launches Phase Two

Lindsay Mitchell

April 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The statewide “We are the 96%” campaign launched phase two this past week, with TV ads, radio ads, and digital ads hitting screens all over Illinois. The paid portion of the campaign runs April 1...

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A Much Needed Force

March 15th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The farmers that power Illinois' economy   Agriculture is a driving force behind Illinois’s economy, with 75 percent of Illinois’ land area being managed by Illinois farmers.   The United...

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This Decision at the Pump Could Change Everything

Lindsay Mitchell

February 23rd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

There has never been a better time to choose unleaded 88 unleaded 15, or E15 fuel at the pump.   Gas pumps aren’t unlike grocery stores, offering an abundance of choices – some of which you may...

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IL Corn’s roots run deep in Illinois Association FFA

February 22nd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

IL Corn positions farmers to create and capture profit opportunities, preserve their independence, and prosper for generations. There’s one overarching investment that never disappoints, and that...

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Export Engine Drives Illinois Economy

Lindsay Mitchell

February 16th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Family farmers and free trade agreements are behind the wheel Exporting goods is big business for Illinois, built on highly effective freight logistics like rail and river systems that allow for...

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Illinois Farmers Win NCGA Field of Corn Photo Contests

Tara Desmond

February 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

National Corn Growers Association has been doing a photo contest for the past 9 years and IL Corn is thrilled to congratulate this year’s Illinois farmer winners. With eight different photo...

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