Susanting our future

Farmers throughout Illinois go to great lengths to preserve our soil and protect water quality. In 2022, IFB staff wanted to go to those same great lengths to produce a video that showcases these efforts, the farmer spirit and the collaboration required to achieve the goals of the NLRS.

Centered around the Ganschow family farm in Bureau County, the documentary called “Sustaining our Future: A Farm Family Story” illustrates how three generations of farmers have approached sustainability. To create this documentary, IFB video and environmental teams partnered with farmers, CFBs, researchers, and other key stakeholders. It required nearly 25 video shoots across Illinois, dozens of interviews, behind-the-scenes recordings and countless hours of recording and editing.

The documentary sends a clear message to various organizations and individuals working together: Continue to remain passionately dedicated to improving agriculture’s impact on the environment.
Watch the trailer below or follow the link to our YouTube page to be the first to watch the documentary once it's uploaded.

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