Mar 12, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Marketing Board, using Illinois corn checkoff dollars, is engaged in the Illinois Farm Families activities and programming, along with other farm groups in Illinois. Here’s the latest information on how Illinois farmers are working together to address common misconceptions about farmers and farming.


Field Moms Tour Approaching

A “Field Moms Tour” was held on Saturday, March 10, in Maple Park, IL, at Chris Gould’s farm.  Chris attended the Moms Meetup in Chicago and is featured on the website.  Gould Farm is a family-owned and operated grain and livestock farm located exactly 50 miles west of the Loop, and situated roughly between St. Charles and DeKalb.  The Field Moms saw how Gould’s care for sows and newborn piglets. You can learn more about Gould’s farm by clicking on the link

IFF Commercials Appear During IHSA State Basketball Games

IFF would like to pass along our sincere thanks to COUNTRY for donating sixteen spots to run our Farmer Image commercials, featuring ICMB Director Donna Jeschke.



The Illinois Farm Families blog ( is one avenue where many of our Illinois farmers are sharing information with consumers and offering a behind-the-scenes look at their farms.  If you would like to submit a blog post about one of the following topics, let us know. Suggested topics are: What I learned from working on the farm; What a farmer does in the winter; Not taking the internet for granted; Growing up on a farm; Family farming traditions; and Your farm’s history.  Contact Tricia Braid at if you’re able to write a post. 

About Illinois Farm Families

Illinois Farm Families are Illinois farmers who support Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Illinois Soybean Association, and Illinois Beef Association. We are committed to having conversations with consumers, answering their questions about food, farmers, and farming, and sharing what really happens on today’s Illinois family farms. More than 94 percent of Illinois farms are family owned and operated. We are passionate about showing consumers how we grow safe, healthy food for their families and ours.

Funded in part by the Illinois soybean checkoff, Illinois corn checkoff, Illinois pork checkoff, Illinois beef checkoff, and the Illinois Farm Bureau.