When it comes to local food systems, online ordering is both a growth opportunity and a source of challenges. At Local Food Marketplace we are committed to providing software solutions to help farmers share their products (without increasing their workload). We are excited to tell you about a new app especially for producers, Local Food […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]