Marty Gray is the co-owner of Gray Farms Produce in Watseka, IL. We interviewed him on an icy day in February 2015, just as his protected crops were beginning to put on new growth with the lengthening days. Marty took us through his high tunnels and indicated the many pieces of equipment and infrastructure that […]
Videos & Webinars
Lorien Carsey is the farm manager and winter farmer at Blue Moon Farm in Urbana, IL. Signs of spring were just beginning to show when we interviewed Lorien in late March 2015. Lorien gave us a tour of the farm’s ten high tunnels and explained their extensive production system, which grows a variety of crops […]
Alisa DeMarco is the executive chef at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery in Champaign, IL. On a sunny day at the end of July 2015, we interviewed Alisa about the work she does to extend the season at the farm. The peach harvest was getting into full swing and pick-your-own customers had just left the […]
Our Season Extension class got a hands-on experience in moving a high tunnel as part of Day Three’s activities!
Highly successful farmers teach how they have turned their market stand into a profitable enterprise. Starring Katie Bishop of PrairiErth Farm (2017 Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service Farmer of the Year) and Paul Dietmann, Senior Lending Officer in the Mission Financing group at Compeer Financial and co-author of the book Fearless Farm Finances: Farm […]
Reliable farm labor is essential to a growing farm business. Join Rachel Armstrong from Farm Commons for a webinar where we will discuss the process of legally hiring employees and explore strategies for building a motivated and reliable farm workforce. After watching please help us improve our programming by taking this short survey.