Gary McDonald, organic farming consultant, explores the farm manager’s perspective on growing the organic grain economy in Illinois.
Financial State of the Organic Grains Industry
Richard Ritter of Flanagan State Bank discusses the size and breadth of the organic grains market.
Farmer Perspectives on Financial Risk Management Panel Discussion
Three organic farmers sit down to discuss financial risk management in organic grain farming. Panelists: Wyatt Muse, Dave Bishop, Jack Erisman.
Illinois Treasurer’s Office Programs
Rebecca Huston of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office describes programs the state offers to provide financial support to area farmers.
Illinois Finance Authority Programs
Patrick Evans of the Illinois Finance Authority describes programs they offer to help support area grain farmers.
Farm Service Agency Programs
Logan County FSA agents explain various federal programs available to organic grain producers including direct and guaranteed loan programs.