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Nick Frillman

Nick Frillman
Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

1615 Commerce Parkway Bloomington IL 61704

(309) 663-8306
Program Areas
Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Nick Frillman is a Local Foods and Small Farms Educator serving Livingston, McLean & Woodford counties.

A fourth-generation graduate from University of Illinois, Frillman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and spanish; he holds a Master of Science degree in crop science with a focus in crop production. After graduation, Frillman gained additional on-farm experience as a vegetable apprentice on a small family farm near Sandy, Oregon. He is versed community supported agriculture (CSA) and farmers markets operations from the perspective of a small farm operator.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Sustainable/regenerative vegetable production
  • Agroforestry systems management
  • Specialty mushroom production
  • No-till/low-till cover cropping, vegetable systems focus
  • Organic grain production


  • Container Growing Oyster Mushrooms
  • Perennial Fruit Production - Dormant Pruning
  • Perennial Fruit Production - Midwest Perennial Fruits 101
  • Fall Cover Cropping 101 - Boost soil fertility and weed control with oats and field peas
  • Soil Solarization: Non-chemical weed control strategy for the Midwest
  • Mushrooms and... Bees? Research findings on bee viruses and mushroom treatment strategies
  • Planting, Pruning, and Trellising Your Way to a Bumper Crop: Tomato and Pepper Plants
  • Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation: Shiitake Bolts and Mushroom Beds