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Interested in learning more about Illinois farm, family and food related places, events and issues? The state’s largest organization of farmers, Illinois Farm Bureau, provides an in-depth look at these topics through this informative podcast.

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Interested in learning more about Illinois farm, family and food related places, events and issues? The state’s largest organization of farmers, Illinois Farm Bureau, provides an in-depth look at these topics through this informative podcast.

    Lessons in Resilience from Young Farmers

    Lessons in Resilience from Young Farmers

    Farm families often deal with things such as isolation, close proximity to family, and things like weather that can change their business in a split second. What can the rest of us learn? Thirtysomething farmers Drew and Adrienne DeSutter share their experiences, outlook and words of encouragement.

    • 13 min
    Neighborhoods, Communities Want Fresh, Illinois-Grown Food

    Neighborhoods, Communities Want Fresh, Illinois-Grown Food

    Learn how one small, Illinois community has made fresh, local food available once again and has created excitement among its residents that they hope spreads. Beef farmer Shaun Tyson with the new Market on the Hill and Kyle Reed, who manages Hilltop Community Gardens that supplies the market share the enthusiasm from the central-most point in Illinois.

    • 17 min
    Food Availability, Price Outlook for Weeks Ahead

    Food Availability, Price Outlook for Weeks Ahead

    This episode examines how the Illinois and the rest of the U.S. farming and food sector has recovered as a result of the COVID-19 shock, and what we might expect when it comes to full or empty shelves, what food might cost, what has gone up, what went down. Hear from Ogle County farmer Brian Duncan, vice-president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, and John Newton, who crunches the numbers as chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    • 15 min
    Many Illinois Farms Ready for Your Visits

    Many Illinois Farms Ready for Your Visits

    Want to get outside to pick some fresh fruits and vegetables this summer and fall? Illinois farmers that welcome you and other visitors to pick have made adjustments to help ensure your Illinois farm experience remains fun, healthy and safe. Hear from Stephen and Lugene Miller, orchardists who run Liberty Apple Orchard, and Chris Eckert, who leads his family’s pick-your-own farms, on what you might expect when you visit these and other Illinois farms in the months ahead.

    • 16 min
    From Panic to Progress When it Comes to COVID-19 and Food

    From Panic to Progress When it Comes to COVID-19 and Food

    This episode examines what we’re doing differently when it comes to buying, cooking, eating and more with food as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and what might be ahead when it comes to availability, convenience, price and other factors. Hear from foodies such as Susan Schwallie, executive director of food and beverage for the NPD Group, Kevin Ryan, founder of Malachite Strategy & Research, John Dick, founder and CEO of CivicScience, and Jayson Lusk, leader of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University.

    • 19 min
    Ready to Taste Illinois Sweet Corn

    Ready to Taste Illinois Sweet Corn

    These Illinois farmers pride themselves on having some of the first, fresh, Illinois-grown sweet corn in the state. Meet Keith and Denise Boggio, who share how this year’s sweet corn crop and other fresh, locally-grown vegetables and fruits are coming along.

    • 11 min

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