Future Farming Families

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2002: $14,970.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $29,072.00
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:


  • Agronomic: oats, potatoes, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, broccoli, cabbages, cucurbits, greens (leafy), peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, goats, rabbits, swine, sheep


  • Animal Production: housing, feed formulation, free-range, manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, probiotics, grazing - rotational, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, value added
  • Pest Management: physical control
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, urban/rural integration, community services, employment opportunities, social networks, sustainability measures, quality of life
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