Who are Illinois corn farmers?
One of our priorities is to help non-farmers understand who you are and what you do. We’ve focused quite a few our efforts in Chicago, knowing from research that consumers in Chicago are particularly disengaged from the agriculture going on downstate and that their votes impact your farms and families.
For a general overview of the outreach that we’re involved in, check out the following programs:
Illinois Farm Families: IL Corn provides this program in coalition with IL Beef, IL Milk, IL Pork, IL Soybean Associations, and the IL Farm Bureau to talk with Chicago moms and give them on-farm experiences.
Illinois Runs on HomeGrown Corn: This program gives non-farmers the opportunity to “visit” a farm using the newest technology! We’re using virtual reality viewers and 360-degree filming technology to produce on-farm videos throughout the growing season.
CornBelters: IL Corn tests messages locally and attempts to change opinions in our own college town of Normal, IL by working with the Normal CornBelters.
U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Association: Through the National Corn Growers Association, IL Corn participates in this national collaborative, bringing factual information about agriculture to anyone who wants to know more. This partnership also brought you the documentary, Farmland.
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Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for the Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition
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Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank Every day food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois...More
Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is sponsoring a program that will match up to $250 for the purchase of pork products for...More
Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks Since its inception, Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign has donated over 3 million servings of pork to date....More
IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Illinois...More
Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth School is in full swing across the state and even though things may look a little different this year, agriculture education continues to...More
IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...More
New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...More
IL Corn donated $635 to Illinois FFA chapters, a result of Illinois farmers testing water supplies on their farms for nitrates. The program focused on raising awareness on Illinois farms of...More
Farmers have an important role to play helping non-farmers understand food and food systems during the current global pandemic. Illinois Farm Families is helping. Through Illinois Farm...More
BLOOMINGTON, ILL., January 28, 2020 – During the biggest game in football, IL Corn is going on offense to remind consumers around the state that Illinois runs on homegrown corn. Viewers in...More