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  • Accepting Applications for Cultivating Master Farmers Class of 2017
  • Winter farm scene by Stephanie Knop
  • Child feeding cherry to horse
  • WILL Ag Outlook Panel March 16, 2015 in Mahomet

On The Block

Farm Credit Illinois is attempting to maintain a comprehensive list of upcoming farmland auctions in the Association's 60-county marketplace. If you have an auction to include, please submit a form at or send a web link of the auction sale bill to

A 37,000-Foot View

During my travels, I gain perspectives on the landscape of agriculture by peering out of airplane windows at 37,000 feet (that’s 7 miles), as well as by interacting with leaders in business, government, and academics. Let’s examine some views that will influence your business model as you plan for 2015 and beyond.

CMF Class Seeks Young Farmer Applicants

Recruitment is underway for the next Cultivating Master Farmers class. CMF is designed to unite different generations of Illinois farmers committed to being lifelong learners as they exchange best management practices, process new ideas and information, and transparently share farming challenges and solutions.The two-year program brings together a class of young farmer peers and Prairie Farmer Master Farmers. Discussion topics and presentations are determined by the group. There is no cost to participate.