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.

YEARS OF FLOOD AND YEARS OF DROUGHT

June 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

One of the priorities Illinois corn farmers have asked us to focus on is to help bridge the gap between farmers and non-farmers.  When non-farmers feel connected to farmers, believe that they have...

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GREAT CRAFT WHISKEY STARTS WITH GREAT IL CORN

June 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

  Photo Caption: Competition was stiff at the Heartland Whiskey Competition where more than 75 craft spirits, all made from corn, were evaluated by judges from the American Craft Spirits...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW MASON COUNTY HOG BARN

June 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 2,400 head wean-to-market hog barn for Andy Gathman east of...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS PORK POWER AND SO CAN YOU

June 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois Corn Marketing Board has been a long-time supporter of an Illinois Pork Producers Association program called Pork Power. In 2016, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), along...

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