Past Event

The History of Illinois Agriculture

A Road Scholar Program by Debra A. Reid

In this informative and place-specific presentation, Debra Reid explores the fascinating and relatively untold story of Illinois’ agricultural history. Catered for each region, this presentation focuses on the history of farming and how that history relates to larger national and international trends in agriculture. The program varies in time and geographic focus depending on the audience. Possible topics include ethnic portraits of farmers settling the state, the ways in which corn became Illinois’ dominant cash crop, or the changes that affected agriculture across the state in the twentieth century.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Diane Guttenkauf, 630.260.8159.