When did food get so complicated? Buzzwords like local, sustainable and responsibly raised are part of everyday conversations and greet us at the meat counter, the milk cooler, the cereal aisles and farmers markets. But what do they really mean?

ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES Videos

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"Farming is who you are, not what you do." Generations of Farming at the Drendel Dairy Farm

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"It goes beyond a surface love for agriculture." Meet the Jeschke Family

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A Typical Day at the Ward Family Pig Farm

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Happy Hogs at the Gould Family Farm

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Opening Our Doors and Sharing Our Story - Meet the Martz Family

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We’re Illinois farmers, and we – along with other experts – want to share our perspectives and provide you with accurate information to make informed choices.

You’ll find we don’t all farm alike or have the same answers to every question. What we do have is a commitment to providing safe, healthy food for every table. Yours and ours included.