Illinois agriculture isn’t just about getting food on the table. The systems and infrastructure built in order to sustain the agriculture industry is vital to meet a multitude of needs for our state. Read stories about how Illinois agriculture organizations are meeting needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Skylar Nutrition, of Rushville, IL, a livestock nutrition and wellness company, shifted their production to hand sanitizer on March 30, 2020.
Prairie Farms Rockford partnered with General Mills in Belividere to hand out over 70,000 cartons of milk and cereal for 42,000 bowls at Northern Illinois Food Bank – Feeding America on March 20th and 21st.
Turasky’s crew of thirty employees have been stocking grocery shelves with local products throughout Illinois. Many of their products are old family recipes.
The partnership formed by National Corn to Ethanol Research Center and Stumpy’s Spirits highlights the importance of public/private partnerships. NCERC has the ability to rapidly develop a sanitizer production system. Stumpy’s has a bottling, labeling and packaging system in place.