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.

NCGA ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

October 20th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and chemical company BASF Corporation will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS CAN GROW THEIR COMMUNITIES ONE DONATION AT A TIME

October 6th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Rural communities are important to farmers. They give farmers a place to call home, a place to meet with friends for breakfast, a place to raise families. Now, Illinois farmers in 96 counties have...

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GFAI SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AVAILABLE

October 4th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Finding people with the skills and talent necessary to lead the way into the future continues to be increasingly difficult because there is tremendous competition between industries for qualified...

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