Agriculture, Department of
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources. The agency will strive to promote agri-business in Illinois and throughout the world.

Animal Health and Welfare Licenses - Pets
The application must be submitted by all who want to become the operator of a pet shop, cattery, dog dealer, kennel, animal control facility, or animal shelter.
Feed Distribution & Manufacturing License Application
Any person and or company that manufactures commercial feed in Illinois or whose name appears on the label of the product must obtain an Illinois Commercial Feed License.
Grain Dealers & Grain Warehouse License Application
The Department of Agriculture licenses grain dealers and grain warehouses and examines the books and records of each at least once annually, checking for compliance with the Illinois Grain Code.
Registration of Honeybee Colonies
Registration of one or more honeybee colonies with the Department is required of beekeepers to help protect and enhance Illinois’ Apiary Industry.
Pesticide License Search
A pesticide license is required of everyone applying Restricted Use pesticides or anyone applying General or Restricted Use pesticides in the course of employment.
Purchase Tickets to the Illinois State Fair
The Illinois State Fair features high-caliber musical entertainment each night of the fair. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or through the Illinois State Fair box office.
Livestock Premises Registration
Premise registration is the first step you can take to protect your investment in Illinois' livestock industry. A database of locations where livestock are produced, raised and kept also aids animal health officials.
Find Competitions Entry & Results Information at the Illinois State Fair
Find out who the winners are in any one of the hundreds of competitions going on during the fair. From grand champion livestock to husband caller, winners are posted almost immediately after judging.
Purchase Tickets to the DuQuoin State Fair
The Du Quoin State Fair features nightly Grandstand entertainment. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Du Quoin State Fair box office.
Locate Farmers Markets
Illinois ranks third in the nation for the number of farmers markets. Farmers Markets offer consumers farm-fresh, affordable, convenient and healthy products such as fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats and more. IDOA can help you find a farmers market near you.
Food & AgriBusiness Entity Search
In addition to farming, Illinois is a leading state in agricultural related industries. The Illinois Department of Agriculture tracks Illinois companies that produce, process, package or are headquartered in Illinois. These companies are proud members of the Illinois Products logo program.
Find Concerts & Entertainment at the Illinois State Fair
Each year, one of the most anticipated announcements of the summer is the unveiling of the Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup. The Illinois State Fair features at least nine nights of high-caliber musical entertainment.
Illinois Agricultural Coop Search
The Illinois Department of Agriculture tracks agricultural cooperatives in the state of Illinois. This directory is designed to help farmers find additional resources in their community.
Request Illinois State Fair Information
Do you have a question regarding the upcoming Illinois State Fair? From fairgoer services to camping and competitive events, the staff of the Illinois State Fair is here to help.
Reserve an Event & Facility at the State Fairgrounds
The Illinois State Fairgrounds encompasses over 360 acres of land with more than 150 buildings and over 1,000 stalls for livestock or horses. The many amenities offered here on the Illinois State Fairgrounds will assist you in hosting your event, large or small.
Reserve an Event & Facility at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, its staff and management will cater to your needs and would welcome the opportunity to host any upcoming events you may be planning. The Fairgrounds is recognized as a leading multi-use venue and offers the finest in service and recreational opportunities available anywhere.
Plants & Plant Products Nursery Search
IDOA inspects and certifies nearly 900 nurseries in Illinois each year. A listing of these nurseries, nursery dealers and special certifications (if applicable) can be found on the Department's website.
Egg License Application Form
The Illinois Egg and Egg Products Act requires anyone who grades, packs, sells or barters eggs must be licensed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Reserve a Campsite at the Illinois State Fair
Camping is available on the Illinois State Fairgrounds 365 days a year.
Online Animal Import Permits
All livestock entering Illinois, and consignments to Illinois auction markets, federally approved markets, and recognized slaughtering establishments shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and/or permit. Illinois no longer accepts the APHIS 7001 form.
Illinois Products Gift Items Online
Give the gift of Illinois products. The Illinois Department of Agriculture tracks Illinois companies that offer gift baskets and gift items.
Illinois Hay & Straw Directory Search
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of variety of resources for farmers and ranchers who seek hay or straw for their agricultural operation.
Find Horse Racing Schedules & Results at the Illinois State Fair
The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this year's fair. Free admission and Pari-Mutuel Wagering lets the avid horse fan enjoy and watch not only some of the fi​nest horses in the state of Illinois, but also gives horse racing enthusiasts the chance to wager on one’s favorite!
Illinois Products
The Illinois Department of Agriculture's Illinois Product Logo Program identifies Illinois products in grocery stores, restaurants, and local community farmers' markets across the state. This registered trademark is available to any Illinois food or agribusiness located in Illinois to help increase a company's visibility and product positioning within the market.