Serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Man and woman walking in corn field at dusk during harvest with drone.

Americans have never been more interested in understanding where their food comes from and how it was grown and prepared. From the use of pesticides during the growing season to composting food waste, Illinois Extension has insight into how fruits, vegetables, and food products move through their life cycle. The Local Foods & Small Farms program provides resources to help consumers and producers better understand their role and responsibilities within the local food movement. 

Ag Question?

Need help identifying an insect, weed, disease or figuring out what is harming your plants or trees? Or looking for resources on pesticides, grazing, new agriculture technologies or alternative land uses? Contact Local Foods & Small Farms Educator Doug Gucker by email, call 217-877-6042 or submit your question here for research-based answers you can trust.

Illinois Farmland Leasing & Rental Forms


Crop Share Lease Form
The lease form represents a basic model for an agricultural lease. The parties to the lease or their legal counsel may wish to consider modifications to better meet the needs of the particular landowner or tenant. 

Fixed Cash Rent Lease Form
The lease form represents a basic model for a fixed cash lease in which the farmer pays the landowner a fixed payment to rent the farmland. The term of the lease is one year. The parties to the lease or their legal counsel may wish to consider modifications to better meet the needs of the particular landowner or tenant. 

Livestock Share Lease Form
The lease form represents a basic model for an agricultural lease. The parties to the lease or their legal counsel may wish to consider modifications to better meet the needs of the particular landowner or tenant.

Pasture Lease Form
The lease form represents a basic model for an agricultural lease. The parties to the lease or their legal counsel may wish to consider modifications to better meet the needs of the particular landowner or tenant.

Central Illinois is known for having some of the most productive farmland in the world. Supporting regional food providers encourages economic growth, benefits the environment, reduces your carbon footprint and promotes a safer food supply. 

Richland Farmers Market
8am-noon | Saturdays, June - September
Richland Community College Campus
1 College Park, Decatur
Northwest corner near Bistro Five Thirty Seven

Central Park/Downtown Market
8am-noon | Saturdays, no market August 3
Downtown Decatur

Crossing Healthcare
10am-1pm | Fridays
320 Central Ave., Decatur

L.B.'s Fresh Vegetables/Fruit
11am-6pm | Wednesday-Friday
Corner of E. Wood and S. Webster streets, Decatur

Maddox Sweet Corn Farm
Woodford-Mound Plaza | 8am-3:30pm | Monday-Saturday
2398 E Wood St. State Farm parking lot | 8:30am-3pm Wednesday-Saturday
Rt. 48 South, Taylor Road intersection | 2-6pm Tuesday-Friday | 8:30am-3:30pm Saturday

Macon County Health Department
10am-2pm | Wednesdays
1221 E. Condit St., Decatur

Buds n' Blooms
9am-3pm Monday, Thursday, Saturday
10am-5:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
2808 N. 22nd St., Decatur

Monticello Farmers Market
3:30-6:30pm | Thursdays June-October 
201 N. State St., Monticello

Clinton Market
8am-noon | Saturdays
Mr. Lincoln's Square, Downtown Clinton, IL

Illinois Extension provides this information as a courtesy and does not endorse any company, products, or services over another.

Illinois Extension in DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties hosts Private Applicator tests regularly as part of the Pesticide Safety Education Program. The testing schedule is posted on November 1. Pre-registration is required for all Training & Testing Clinics as well as Testing-only Sessions. 

Testing Schedule

 

Resources