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.

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...

More
NEW APP TO HELP FARMERS ENGAGE IN SOCIAL MEDIA NOW AVAILABLE

February 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (with support provided in part by the corn checkoff) is excited to announce the official launch of engAGe, a new mobile app. Through engAGe, users can stay...

More
COMMODITY CLASSIC PARTNERS WITH FEEDING AMERICA FOR SECOND YEAR

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

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 21, 2018)— For the second year, Commodity Classic has selected Feeding America as its charity partner, providing farmers with an opportunity to help Set the Table™ for a...

More