JOIN

NEWS AND SOCIAL

Be a part of the conversation by checking out all our Illinois news, events and happenings on Facebook.

Calling our family farmer friends in southern and central Illinois!

Join Illinois Farmers Union, Missouri Farmers Union, Missouri Coalition for the Environment and EarthDance Organic Farm School to learn how the Farm Bill benefits you, what is at stake in the 2018 Farm Bill, and why your voice matters!

A new Farm Bill will be rolling out in 2018. The Farm Bill does not only support large-scale or industrial farmers! It has several programs that can benefit you, including:

- Programs that foster the next generation of farmers & foster inclusion and equity
- Programs that spur economic development, regional food systems, and food access
- Programs that support farmers to supply the expanding organic market
- Programs that protect farmers' soil and water resources

Speakers include:
Tom Bryant of the National Farmers Union
Molly Rockamann of EarthDance Organic Farm School

The event is free and lunch will be provided. Register here so we can order enough food: www.moenvironment.org/2018farmbillforum.
...

View on Facebook

Illinois Farmers Union shared Farmers For America's Farmers For America- Trailer. ...

Today is an extraordinary opportunity for change. Matthew Keener Calvin Riggleman Megan Brown Lindsey Lusher Shute Sophie Ackoff Carson Wirtz Garrett Grider Greg Willerer Paul Greive Brandon Evan Sheard Lauren Sheard Olivia Hubert Lynsey Greive Polyface Farm Christopher Ely Bob Walls Gina Asoudegan Mark Crumpacker Kenneth Georgia Mike Lewis Michael Mardesen Andre Houssney Daniel Salatin Sheri Salatin Amber Espey Isaac DeLamatre The National Young Farmers Coalition Farmer Veteran Coalition National Farmers Union ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture Primal Pastures Amanda Brown Emily Zweber Glen Groth Melinda Groth Erin Riggleman Joel Salatin Tim Zweber Paul Willis Keely Wachs Bonnie Azab Powell Debra Eschmeyer National FFA Organization Christopher Brown Matthew Aamot Mike Lewis Michael O'Gorman Kelly D Carlisle Andrew Jerome Andy Pressman

View on Facebook

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 15.6* cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food at home and away from home? According to USDA, off farm costs including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States. ...

View on Facebook

Calling our family farmer friends in southern and central Illinois!

Join Illinois Farmers Union, Missouri Farmers Union, Missouri Coalition for the Environment and EarthDance to learn how the Farm Bill benefits you, what is at stake in the 2018 Farm Bill, and why your voice matters!

A new Farm Bill will be rolling out in 2018. The Farm Bill does not only support large-scale or industrial farmers! It has several programs that can benefit you, including:

- Programs that foster the next generation of farmers & foster inclusion and equity
- Programs that spur economic development, regional food systems, and food access
- Programs that support farmers to supply the expanding organic market
- Programs that protect farmers' soil and water resources

Speakers include:
Tom Bryant of the National Farmers Union
Molly Rockamann of EarthDance Organic Farm School

The event is free and lunch will be provided. Register here so we can order enough food: www.moenvironment.org/2018farmbillforum.
...

2018 Farm Bill Forum

October 29, 2017, 12:00pm - October 29, 2017, 2:00pm

Calling all small-scale and environmentally-responsible farmers, urban and rural! Join MCE, Missouri Farmers Union, Illniois Farmers Union, and EarthDance to learn how the Farm Bill benefits you, what is at stake in the 2018 Farm Bill, and why your voice matters! A new Farm Bill will be rolling out in 2018. The Farm Bill does not only support large-scale or industrial farmers! It has several programs that can benefit you, including: - Programs that foster the next generation of farmers & foster inclusion and equity - Programs that spur economic development, regional food systems, and food access - Programs that support farmers to supply the expanding organic market - Programs that protect farmers' soil and water resources Speakers include: Tom Bryant of the National Farmers Union Molly Rockamann of EarthDance Organic Farm School The event is free and lunch will be provided. Register here so we can order enough food: www.moenvironment.org/2018farmbillforum. Stick around after to network with other farmers and meet the members of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, a stakeholder group convened by MCE working to support farmers like you.

View on Facebook