Do you know how much farmers invest to grow a crop every year? The numbers might surprise you!
They say February is the season for love … and we’re celebrating by giving you a glimpse of five Illinois farm couples throughout the week! These couples practice their love for each other and the land every day on their farms. Get to know them and the work they love to do!
Jill and Dave Cain were married on August 25, 2012. Their newlywed life has been interesting as the first year of their marriage they lived through a historic drought that caused many farm families to have to leave the farm!
Jill farms with her dad and works for BASF while Dave works for his family trucking company. They live only a few miles from both of their parents and they enjoy all the time they get to spend with their families. Right now, they are adding more suffering to their plate with a house renovation project, but they look forward to a nicer home with enough room for them to start a family.
In the past, Jill has been active with the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Champaign County Farm Bureau, but for now she is content to put her time into the farm and her home with her new husband at her side.