By Dr. David M. Kohl Commentary, wisdom, and perspectives from globally renowned agricultural economist, Dr. David M. Kohl. Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) partners with Dr. Kohl to provide learning resources to farm families. The end of harvest marks the beginning of personal, business, and family resolutions for the coming year. While many personal resolutions such […]
How Much Can I Afford to Pay for a Farm?
By: Paul Dietmann Senior Lending Specialist, Compeer Financial As they begin the process of searching for their first farm, the question of affordability arises in the minds of farmers. Should they be looking at farms in the $300-400,000 range, or can they afford something priced at $800-900,000? The answer to this question consists of three […]
Butternut Squash Quesadilla
With the colder temperatures, we find ourselves craving heartier, more filling meals. What better ingredient to use than butternut squash. Here is a twist on a kid favorite… quesadillas! Check out this delicious end-of-season recipe created by Alisa DeMarco using local butternut squash. This recipe was originally developed as part of our Kids Kits 2021 […]
The Most Important Tool on the Farm
Farm records are the most important tool to have on your farm. Most farmers just use them for taxes, but they can offer you so much more than tax planning. Utilizing your records to do the 7 things we share in this post will help you reduce your risk and make your farming operation more profitable.
Apple Ginger Pancakes
This recipe was originally developed as part of our Kids Kits 2021 program. It was sponsored by Champaign Center Partnership and received financial support from Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and Office of the Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. This delicious fall dish incorporates local apples and ginger. We are certain you […]
Freedom Farmers Recap
Over the past year, The Land Connection’s staff has chosen to spend some of our staff meeting time as a book club. Having sat through many hours of staff meetings at this office, it felt time to shake up our standard format. It was also clear in 2020 that, as a white led organization, we […]