Agri-News stories about Local Food
Farm stands and stores, online sales and cooperatives are several strategies for producers to reach customers beyond farmers markets. Farmers markets can be an ideal jumping-off point for many producers.
With a look back at successes and a look forward at the changing face of the Illinois Farm Bureau membership and a list of thank-yous “a country mile long,” Richard Guebert Jr. gave his last President’s Address.
Like the phoenix in Greek mythology, University of Illinois Extension has found new life by rising from the symbolic ashes of its recent former self.
A farm sector income report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this year reported record high farm income in 2022, but there’s more to those numbers beyond the headlines.
The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program has named Amanda Stanko, a STEM and preschool teacher with Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington, as the 2024 IAITC Teacher of the Year.
September is #HungerActionMonth, a time dedicated to spreading awareness and taking action to end hunger in America.
The La Porte community, including more than 20 businesses and nonprofit organizations, worked together to provide local 4-H-raised protein to 29 food pantries and soup kitchens.
The Du Quoin State Fair reflects the spirit of a region. That region is southern Illinois and Josh Gross, the manager of the fair, is proud of the unique aspect of Illinois’ “other” state fair.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation establishing the Illinois Farm to Food Bank Program to expand resources for food bank systems across the state while supporting local farmers.
Visitors to the Department of Agriculture tent during the first weekend of the Illinois State Fair were treated to the diversity of locally grown food and products.
Our sweet corn season is in full swing. We are selling in Galveston six days a week in addition to the Logansport farmers market. We also sell at the Logansport and Kokomo farmers markets.
From making connections in your community, to gaining knowledge of where food comes from, to boosting local commerce, the benefits of buying locally are endless.
A delicious lineup of new food will be available at the Indiana State Fair. Combined with time-tested favorites, there will be more than 140 food stands to choose from.
Indiana Farm Bureau member and Indianapolis native Nick Carter testified in Washington, D.C., at the Senate Ag Committee hearing about specialty crops for the 2023 farm bill.
All farmers have the opportunity to participate in conversations about food production.