Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

A weekly educational series for the small farm community offers a look at leading practices to improve profitability and sustainability.

Fruit Trees

Great resource for gardeners are interested in fruit trees, but are often unaware of which species will do well in Illinois.

Insect Identification

If you’re wanting to know more about the bug in your backyard, farm, or house, search this bug review database by name or by location to learn more.

Illinois Small Farms

Information about upcoming events and resources relating to small farms and sustainable agriculture.

Agricultural Safety and Health: The Agricultural Safety and Health program seeks to provide research-based information and resources that assist individuals and organizations in the understanding and prevention of injury and illness while working in and around Illinois agriculture.

Agroecology/Sustainable Agriculture Program : ASAP facilitates and promotes research and education which protects Illinois' natural and human resources while sustaining agricultural production.

Backyard Fruits: Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.

From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates: Learn all about the Illinois Cottage Food Operation Law of 2011.

Illinois Agritourism: This site includes examples of Illinois Agritourism, information on business development, resources, and upcoming events.

Illinois Drought Resources: Learn about resources and how to deal with the heat and drought in Illinois.

Pesticide Safety Education Program: Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.

University of Illinois Plant Clinic: Plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury, nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems.

Composting Central: A clearinghouse for resources about composting.

Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From: This site looks at 15 different popular foods and explores their histories and origins to help kids understand that their food comes from all over the world. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)

Learn, Grow Food, Eat It: Exploring local food production and issues in urban areas at a variety of scales.