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Covid-19 Response Updates

From the IL Farm Bureau As concerns and uncertainty grow around coronavirus (COVID-19), Illinois Farm Bureau is working diligently to communicate impacts and resources to help. IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. spent hours discussing the best ways to support farmers during…

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Farmers Market Pizza Inspiration

Local food doesn't have to be fussy, and this farmers market pizza recipe proves it. Simply pick up your favorite local ingredients from the farmers market, throw them on a pizza crust with cheese and sauce, and BAM, you've got…

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Guide

Coming soon! 2020 marks the first year of a statewide Buy Fresh Buy Local Illinois Guide. Local food businesses can get listed in our digital directory for FREE by clicking here. For a small fee, farms and local food businesses…

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Charles B. Shuman Grants available Through IAA Foundation

Through grants made to eligible individuals and organizations, the Charles B. Shuman Fund seeks to strengthen and enhance farming, agriculture, and rural communities.  The Fund supports educational, research and leadership development activities that benefit farming and promote choices in agricultural…

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Meet Your Farmer: Living Water Farms

Meet Denise Kilgus: mother of eight, co-owner of Living Water Farms Inc., and green-thumb extraordinaire. Throughout the year she's supplying garden-fresh greens and produce not only for her family, but to supermarkets and restaurants across Illinois. I caught up with…

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