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 FamiliesIL 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.

IL PORK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR 2018-19

January 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website.    Each...

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BEEF INDUSTRY’S DIGITAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY ICMB/IBA INVESTMENT

January 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

State beef councils continue to step up to extend digital advertising and promotion for beef across the country and this continues to be a priority area of investment for the Illinois Beef...

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RFA CO-TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF 2018 CRAPPIE MASTERS TOURNAMENT TRAIL BEGINS FRIDAY

January 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Originally released from Renewable Fuels Association: WASHINGTON - The 2018 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail kicks off later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association signed...

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COMMONGROUND VOLUNTEER INTRODUCES CONSUMERS TO PLANT BREEDING INNOVATION

January 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is a new partner with the CommonGround initiative. Initially a cooperative program between the United Soybean Board and National Corn Growers Association, CommonGround is now supported at...

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KENT BLUNIER: MEDIA AWARD RECIPIENT

January 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2017 Excellence in Media Award was given to Kent Blunier, a farmer from Forrest, IL, at the ICGA Annual Meeting on November 21, 2017, at...

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