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May 13, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends

The Forest Preserve District of Will County (FPDWC) made history on May 7th when it officially released a bid request for a farming license for the…

May 7, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends, Good Resources

Diversity of plants and animals is key to any thriving ecosystem. Here in the Midwest, however, we have become accustomed to seeing field after field…

May 2, 2021 | Good Resources

While there are more basic resources out there about farmland leasing, we wanted to make you aware of a couple that are Illinois specific. Farmer or…

April 28, 2021 | Farmer Profiles

Silvia Abel-Caines, who recently posted her profile on the Northeast Illinois FarmLink site, is a farmer with a very specialized interest – GARLIC. 

April 28, 2021 | Farmland Seeking Tips, Stories (Successes & Others)

Born in rural Poland, Karolina Kowalczyk of Blacksmith Acres has a deep love for growing and preparing beautiful, delicious, and healthy foods.…

March 24, 2021 | Landowner Tips & Insights, Stories (Successes & Others)

Is there ever a situation where you, as either a farmer or farmland owner, wouldn’t want a written lease?

March 24, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) owns and manages 35,000 acres of farmland, almost all in corn and bean production, across the…

February 26, 2021 | Farmland Seeking Tips, Good Resources

You don’t want to take purchasing farmland lightly. If the initial investment isn’t a daunting enough commitment of your financial resources, think…

February 26, 2021 | Farmland Seeking Tips

When searching for farmland, or managing your existing farmland, you want to use every tool at your disposal. The Web Soil Survey (WSS), run by the…

January 27, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends, Landowner Tips & Insights

Practical Farmers of Iowa put on a great annual conference last week. Here are three insights we wanted to share:

January 27, 2021 | Farmer Profiles

The first time we spoke with Beatrice Kamau, a native of Kenya who has now lived in Chicago for over 20 years, we felt there was something…

January 27, 2021 | Farmland News & Trends, Good Resources

Diversity of plants and animals is key to any thriving ecosystem. Here in the Midwest, however, we have become accustomed to seeing field after field…