Affiliated, partner and related organizations
AgriVisor Services, Inc.
AgriVisor Services, Inc. is a full-service agricultural advisory firm providing in-depth market analysis and recommendations for its customers. AgriVisor partners with farmers on research and pricing strategies, crop insurance and brokerage services. See more.
American Farm Bureau Federation
Since 1920, the American Farm Bureau Federation has been a unified national voice for agriculture, committed to working through grassroots organizations, like the Illinois Farm Bureau, to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities. See more.
Illinois Department of Agriculture
The Illinois Department of Agriculture advocates for the state’s farmers and other agriculture industry professionals and provides the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, the ag industry and our natural resources. The agency strives to promote agribusiness in Illinois. See more.
In 1925, a group of Illinois farmers formed what is now COUNTRY Financial as a fire and lightning insurance company. Soon after, the company began offering insurance coverage for autos and equipment, and then life insurance. COUNTRY Financial today offers a full range of products and services to meet insurance and financial needs. See more.
GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative, serving more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada, with FS cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin making up its core membership. GROWMARK provides agronomy, energy, facility planning and logistics products and services, as well as grain-marketing and risk-management opportunities. See more.
IAA Credit Union
Formed in 1951, the IAA Credit Union serves the financial needs of the employees of the IAA Family of Companies. This includes Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial, GROWMARK and others, as well as family members and retirees of those groups. See more.
Illinois Beef Association
The Illinois Beef Association (IBA) strives to be the foundation of a profitable and sustainable beef industry. Created in 1995 following a merger of the Illinois Beef Association with the Illinois Beef Council and the Illinois CattleWomen, IBA works to advance members’ economic and legislative interests and serves as the Qualified State Beef Council of Illinois, administering the state and national beef checkoffs. See more.
Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board
Established in 1972, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a grassroots membership organization with approximately 5,000 members. While the Illinois Corn Marketing Board devotes resources to developing programs and materials geared toward corn market expansion, ICGA educates consumers and represents the industry's best interests. See more.
Illinois Livestock Development Group
The Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG) strives to boost farm incomes for all animal and grain farmers in Illinois by increasing the total number of animals on farms, improving the efficiency of animal farms, developing new markets at home and abroad and facilitating new production systems. Illinois Farm Bureau is one of six organizations that formed ILDG in 2003. See more.
Illinois Milk Producers’ Association
The Illinois Milk Producers’ Association (IMPA) has been an advocate and resource for dairy farmers in Illinois since 1933. IMPA coordinates annual dairy summits and a dairy tech tour. It also sponsors the Environmental Stewardship Award and the Dairy Industry Service Award. IMPA is managed by Illinois Farm Bureau staff. See more.
Illinois Pork Producers Association
The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) represents more than 2,000 hog farmers throughout Illinois. Comprised of county hog farmer organizations in more than 20 counties throughout Illinois, IPPA is an affiliate of the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board. IPPA provides farmers with services that enhance profitability for Illinois pork. See more.
Illinois Soybean Association
Representing more than 43,000 Illinois soybean farmers, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) enable the state’s soybean farmers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable in the world. The Illinois Soybean Board funds market development, research, education and other efforts through the soybean checkoff. Illinois Soybean Growers manages membership and advocacy efforts that support Illinois soybean farmers’ interests. See more.
Illinois Specialty Growers Association
Illinois Specialty Growers Association (ISGA) is an allied member of United Fresh Produce, a National Organization representing the produce industry. Founded in 1989, ISGA is a non-profit membership organization supporting and advocating the promotion, research, and education efforts within the specialty crop industry. There are over 3,600 established specialty crop farms utilizing more than 81,250 acres to produce over 472 million dollars in sales annually within Illinois. See more.
Illinois Wheat Association
The Illinois Wheat Association (IWA) is a farmer-member organization serving all aspects of the Illinois wheat industry from producer to processor. Illinois Wheat Association provides educational opportunities, encourages research relating to wheat and wheat products, promotes marketing alternatives, and represents its members in state and federal legislative activities relating to the needs of the Illinois wheat industry. Illinois Wheat Association brings together wheat farmers, related agri-businesses and wheat mills to lead the development and further expansion of Illinois wheat production and quality. See more.
Prairie Farms Dairy
Dairy farm families throughout the Midwest make up Prairie Farms Dairy, producer of high-quality, fresh, safe and nutritious milk and dairy products since 1938. The company continues to manufacture and market a full line of products out of 24 plants and 13 joint-venture plants throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. See more.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related issues, based on public policy, the best available science and effective management. USDA includes 29 agencies as well as offices in more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad. See more.