The Food and Agriculture Roadmap for Illinois (FARM Illinois) is a statewide association organized to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated 21st-century strategic plan for food and agriculture in Illinois. Released in May 2015, the association’s foundational roadmap pairs the innovation and global access of the Chicago region with the fertile soils and production capacity of Illinois. Its goal is to establish leadership statewide and regionally in sustainably meeting the challenges of food supply and demand, both locally and globally.
Lead funding for FARM Illinois has been provided by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.
Additional funding support has been provided by 1st Farm Credit Services, AgriBank, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CoBank, CME Group, Farm Credit Illinois, Fresh Taste, GROWMARK, Inc., Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization—iBIO®, Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, Ingredion, Renew Moline, Inc., The Chicago Community Trust, and United Airlines.