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.
Farmers Meet Representatives During Virtual Hill Visits Corn farmers met virtually with 17 Illinois congressional representatives over two days in place of their annual Fly-In to D.C. ICGA...More
Corn Congress a Success and Vilsack to Speak at Commodity Classic Delegates across the nation proposed, debated and voted on around 30 proposals brought forth for discussion at this year’s Corn...More
ICGA Supports Farmers Seeking to Continue Using Atrazine This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments in support of the reregistration of atrazine, an important chemical...More
ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021. We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...More
Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...More
ICGA Welcomes President Biden to Office, Shares Priorities In line with Inauguration Day festivities, ceremony and traditions, IL Corn Growers Association President Randy DeSutter sent a letter...More
Representative John Shimkus: World of Corn Recipient John Shimkus, Illinois 15th District Congressperson, was honored for his service to Illinois corn farmers by the Illinois Corn Growers...More