Let’s heat things up, Grill-inois! Join us at the grill this summer and celebrate with your fellow Americans and together, United We'll Steak.
Meet Illinois farmer, Christine Wexell. Christine grew up in Oregon, Illinois near a feedlot where her grandma also owned a small farm, which piqued her interest in cattle and farming. In 2003, Christine moved to the Quad Cities where she pursued a career in nursing. Her husband and her also purchased a small farm and their first three cows. As a nurse and runner, Christine recognizes and values the benefits of knowing where beef comes from and how essential it is to a healthy and balanced diet.
Illinois farmland covers 27 million acres which is about 75 percent of the state's total land area. In fact, Illinois farmers grow more pumpkins than anywhere else in the world.