Bill Davison of University of Illinois Extension highlights the importance of protecting the local grain economy from large commercial interests and offers practical solutions for independent farmers.
Gary McDonald, organic farming consultant, explores the farm manager’s perspective on growing the organic grain economy in Illinois.
Richard Ritter of Flanagan State Bank discusses the size and breadth of the organic grains market.
Three organic farmers sit down to discuss financial risk management in organic grain farming. Panelists: Wyatt Muse, Dave Bishop, Jack Erisman.
Rebecca Huston of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office describes programs the state offers to provide financial support to area farmers.
Patrick Evans of the Illinois Finance Authority describes programs they offer to help support area grain farmers.