Read about Illinois livestock producers and practices that demonstrate how livestock producers can successfully work with the community.
Livestock Expansion Allows for Fifth Generation
Hunter Haven Dairy, located in a highly populated Northern Illinois community, implements good stewardship practices to coexist with the surrounding urban community.
After college graduation, these young people chose to join the family farm operation. See how they’ve put their education to work in the field
The growing popularity of renewable fuels is strengthening the natural synergy that exists between the Illinois grain and livestock industries. Increasing Illinois biofuels production is boosting the local availability of feedstuffs, byproducts of fuel production. That benefits livestock producers, while grain producers profit from both the biofuels market and the feed market.
A Prophetstown pork producer discusses environmental measures implemented out of consideration for his downwind neighbors.
Truly solid businesses stand the test of time. Gaf-Fine Farms, Inc., near Greenville, Illinois, is no exception. Now in its third generation of family management, the Gaffner family finds that the long-time success of their grain and dairy operation has always required the right combination of professional skill, economics and local community involvement.