Saturday, June 8th was a perfectly sunny day for the 2013 Heritage Tractor Adventure. Led by Max Armstrong; 120 vintage tractors from all over the state of Illinois, entered the Spirit Farms parking lot waving kindly to the onlookers. They enjoyed a pork burger lunch.Read More >
With the warmer weather of spring comes one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for farmers – planting season. As farmers head to the fields to plant, farm-vehicle traffic increases on local roads and highways. Local farmers encourage all drivers to exercise caution when approaching tractors and farm implements to ensure their safety and the safety of others.Read More >
According to a new survey, American moms may be building their grocery lists based on misinformation about how their food was grown and raised.
The Gate-to-Plate survey of more than 1,000 moms was commissioned by CommonGround, a grassroots coalition of farm women who want to foster conversations among all women – on farms and in cities – about where our food comes from and how it is raised. Findings of the survey include:Read More >
Just a few weeks ago, farmers across Illinois and the Nation were gearing up for spring planting. Final decisions were being made on seed, chemical, fertilizer and equipment, and then the rain started to fall… and kept on falling. With the heavy rain, producing flooded and muddy fields, Illinois farmers have had to hold off on planting.Read More >
At Spirit Farms, our management team strives to be educated and current on all new activities in the farming word. Being involved in many different organizations has taught us valuable lessons and allowed us to network with other producers and investors from across the country.Read More >
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Another informative conference attended by Michelle this year was the Women in Agri Business Summit in New Orleans. Over 220 women in all areas of the food value chain were in attendance.Read More >