Worried looking middle-aged caucasian male in front of tractor with hay bales
January 15, 2020

Suicide rates are higher for farmers than any other occupation

Centers for Disease Control

Think about that for a moment. 

Farm life is stressful. Most pressures are constant and uncontrollable. Machinery breaks, weather delays work and commodity prices fluctuate. The work can be isolating. And between prices and trade wars, this has been an extremely difficult few years for Illinois farmers.

Farming combine in background with text in foreground reading Meals in the Field
September 28, 2020

Fields are turning to browns and golds and harvest has begun. With farmers across Illinois spending long hours in the fields, they and their farm families are shifting mealtime from the kitchen table to the field.

Being in the middle of a field without kitchen conveniences like microwaves, refrigerators, and sinks requires farmers, workers, and farm families to get creative with meals and snacks.