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 […]
At this time of year, everyone just wants it to be Spring. It would be nice if Spring weather came along for the ride though. That being said, there are still lots of delicious vegetables that you can get locally in the late winter and early spring. One of the most common ones is spinach. In […]
Asparagus is one of the first true spring crops to find its way into the sunlight and into our bellies. The delicious tender stalks are a true treat when picked fresh and consumed quickly. Making these Baked Parmesan Fries using asparagus is a great way to get kids to try these tasty spears. Try them […]