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.

CORN FARMERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY, DONATE PORK TO MIDWEST FOODBANK

December 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois corn farmers, together with farmer leaders from the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Soybean Association donated 10,000 pounds of pork to the Midwest Foodbank last...

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JOIN THE ICGA ADVOCACY TEAM

December 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering a new service to members and non-members that want to be a part of our advocacy team.   Anyone that wants to help can text ILCORN to 52886 and...

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FIELDS-OF-CORN SUBMISSIONS DUE TOMORROW!

November 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FROM NCGA AND BASF, DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

November 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in any field.   Scholarship recipients...

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ILLINOIS PORK, CORN, SOYBEAN GROUPS DONATE 6,400 POUNDS OF PORK TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS FOODBANK

November 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...

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ENTER YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 30!

November 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FROM NCGA AND BASF, DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

November 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in any field.   Scholarship recipients...

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CURIOUS WHAT YOUR ASSOCIATION IS UP TO?

October 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Harvest is done early this year, which means this is the year to find out more about your Illinois Corn Growers Association at our annual meeting on November 20, 2018, in Normal, IL at the...

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CRAPPIE MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS: 'NEVER HESITATE' WHEN FILLING UP WITH ETHANOL

October 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

ST. LOUIS - The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week with the National Championship at Truman Lake in Clinton, Mo. Two, 21-year-old Missouri natives were the winners of the...

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CHECK OUT IL CORN’S FACEBOOK FOR NEW SERIES “CAB CONFESSIONALS”

September 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

This weekend, you’ll want to take the time to hear the first live-from-the-combine-cab update from the IL Corn Executive Director Rodney Weinzierl on the IL Corn Facebook page at...

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WURMNEST NAMED FIELD TO MARKET SPOTLIGHT FARMER OF THE YEAR

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

Mike Wurmnest of Deer Creek, Illinois was named the Field to Market Spotlight Farmer of the Year for 2018.  Mike is joined by four other farmers from across the nation to join in this...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART HORACE FEED MILL

August 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The Equity is hosting an Open House for their new state-of-the-art Horace feed mill on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. A free pork sandwich, chips, and drink will be served starting at...

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WATERWAYS BUILD AMERICA

August 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

  Want to get in on the fun helping to bring attention to how important our river systems are to you and your family?  Get out your camera and submit a photo for the Waterways Build America...

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CORNBELTERS CELEBRATE BEEF NIGHT!

July 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Last night was Beef Night at the Corn Crib in Normal, IL!   Thanks to the partnership between IL Corn and the CornBelters baseball team in Normal, many of our Illinois commodities get to put...

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DON'T FORGET TO SNAP SUMMER CORN PHOTOS FOR CASH PRIZES

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

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association invite photographers, both amateur and professional, to help share our story of farming field corn in America through...

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WIN FREE FUEL THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND

June 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Each day from now through September 3, you could win $50 in free fuel simply for reporting the price you see for E85 and other ethanol blends in your local area.   The Renewable Fuels...

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CORNBELTERS SEASON OPENER THIS WEEK

May 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

This week marks an important beginning of an educational effort in Central Illinois.    The Normal CornBelters will play their first game at home on May 11 and every visitor will be exposed to...

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN

April 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who...

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ICMB INTERNSHIP DEADLINE MAY 1

April 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experiences to college students and...

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NCGA HOSTS TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OVERVIEW

February 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

On Wednesday, February 21, the National Corn Growers Association hosted an overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in late 2017 via a webinar. The professional staff of KCOE-ISOM, a national...

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