To Be Able to Introduce Healthy and Economical Agricultural to a New and Lost Generation

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $16,830.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), peas (culinary), peppers, tomatoes, turnips


  • Crop Production: irrigation, multiple cropping
  • Education and Training: display, farmer to farmer, youth education
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: leadership development, new business opportunities, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services

    Proposal summary:

    To introduce proper food production to today's youth in the Pembroke township and greater Kankakee area, who are totally unaware of the healthy and economical benefits of agriculture from beginning to end (seeds to harvest).

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.