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.

FIND OUR COMMON GROUND: CONNECTING URBAN AND RURAL

December 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Interested in some of the ways IL Corn and the National Corn Growers Association continue to reach out to non-farmers, telling the story of agriculture?   Look no further.  One important...

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GET READY FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER WITH AG MAGS!

December 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Illinois Ag in the Classroom provides teachers important, interesting and even fun classroom curriculum on agriculture for free!  Make sure the teachers in your life have incorporated an Ag Mag...

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TEACHERS SHARING AG EDUCATION RECEIVE HONORS

December 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

IL Corn believes that agricultural education is an important component of every student’s experience. That’s why we invest your corn checkoff dollars with teachers around Illinois who are bringing...

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