6 Unique Father’s Day Gifts with a Farming Twist


Jun 12, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Dad, Grandad, Papa, Pop—whatever you call your father on the farm, they deserve a day of appreciation. Farm fathers embody the hard work, resilience, and traditions that are the backbone of Illinois' farming communities. We’ve put together a short list of gifts that show appreciation to your dad while also supporting farming and corn!


1.Corn Tennis shoes

Whether it’s a family hike, working out, walking around the farm, or even just for a casual outfit, everyone needs a nice pair of tennis shoes. Saucony produces an innovated and improved type of running shoe where the cushion is made from 55% corn to prevent plastic dependency. Comfortable, casual, stylish, and sustainable. 

2. Family movie marathon, with homemade popcorn

Does your dad love to binge watch movies? Let him pick his favorite movie series and have a family movie night. No movie night is complete without popcorn. Make a few different bowls of popcorn and add a variety of toppings such as cheese, salt, chocolate, or even caramel. The options are endless.

3. Corn Based Whiskey Brand

How about a nice glass of whiskey on the rocks for Father’s Day? Take a tour of a local distillery to learn all about the process of producing whiskey, and also enjoy some of the product as well.

4. Locally raised pork

What better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite guy than with a BBQ cookout? There’s nothing that says “I love you, Dad” like some BBQ ribs or pulled pork. Shop locally raised pork to find the perfect piece.

5. Locally raised beef

Maybe instead of a BBQ your dad would prefer a perfectly grilled ribeye steak. Shop some locally raised beef to get your dad the best cut for this father’s day.

6. Ingeo(corn based fibers) fabric bedding

Ingeo is a corn-based fabric. Focused on sustainability, it’s being used in the production of bedding, sheets, clothes, etc. This fabric provides a new sustainable way to produce everyday materials, and it’s extremely soft!