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.
Andrea Hazzard, organic farmer and owner of Hazzard Free Farm, delivers a presentation on strategies and tips for direct marketing grain products from farm to consumer.
Considerations for choosing an e-commerce platform for selling your farm products: Do you already have a website for your farm business? If you do, then you might want to start by seeing what e-commerce plugins are available to integrate with your site. If your site was built on WordPress, then you have a lot of […]
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 […]
Wyatt Muse, grain marketer for Clarkson Grain and organic farmer, delivers a presentation on emerging opportunities for diversified organic grain markets in Illinois, with a focus on marketing transitional grain.
Historically CSAs (community supported agriculture) lose nearly 50% of their customers every year. For farmers, that means that every year they need to find new members to buy half of the shares that provide them income regardless of what the season may bring. While the hustle to gain new members has been a bigger challenge […]