National Farmer’s Day is a special day set aside to appreciate the hardworking men and women who feed and fuel our world.
According to the Illinois Farm Bureau, agriculture and related industries support more than 482,000 jobs in our state. Of the 72,200 farms in Illinois, 97% are family-owned. Illinois has ranked #1 in soybean production, #2 in corn production, and #4 in pork production. With 2,640 food manufacturing companies, Illinois is a leader in turning the state’s crops and livestock into food and industrial products, as we rank first in the nation with $180 billion in processed food sales. These are facts to be proud of!
Thank you to all our farmers here in Northwest Illinois for your dedication to your families, land, and communities and for making our world a better place. Happy Farmers Day!