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Meet Our Farmers


Who are McLean County farmers?

  • 99% of McLean County farms are family farms
  • 53% are ‘full time’ farmers, 47% have a full or part time off-farm job

To meet a local farmer, check out the Family Farmers Grow Your Food channel on YouTube or visit

Roots Run Deep

  • 270 farms in McLean County are certified as Centennial Farms – farmland owned by successive generations of the same family for more than 100 years.

 Sources: Census of Ag, Illinois Department of Agriculture