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Our members are those interested in a positive image for Illinois agriculture - virtually every walk of agricultural life.

Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a high school senior or a college student planning to study post-secondary agriculture in Illinois or, an agriculture graduate student?

News and Events

See the latest Illinois Agri-Women Newsletter and all of Our Upcoming Events.

2018 WCFA

The Women Changing the Face of Agriculture conference is designed for young women in high school and college who are interested in a career in agriculture.

The Latest News

  • IAW Meeting and Tour

    May 1, 2018
    Mighty Vine Hydroponics
    Tour of a Tomato 15 acre Glass Greenhouse
    222 Centerpoint Dr.
    Rochelle, IL 61068
    11am Tour-Mighty Vine
    12:30 Lunch
    The Flight Deck
    1207 West Gurler Road, Rochelle, IL 61068
    Meeting to follow
    Please RSVP by April 28, 2018
    (The tour is limited to 25 people […]

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  • AAW Convention Tradeshow/Silent Auction

    The AAW convention will be Nov. 14-17, in Springfield. Our hope is that every IAW member will help us get donations by identifying individuals or businesses that you know produce unique, one-of-a-kind items.
    Keep in mind that convention is scheduled just before […]

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  • AAW Convention to be Held in Springfield, IL November 14-18, 2018

    There are some big and exciting plans in progress for the 2018 AAW Convention in Springfield, Illinois! The committees and their very talented members are busy working together to make it a success. We are going to have some wonderful tours and […]

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Illinois Ag Facts

from the Illinois Dept of Agriculture.

Illinois is a leading producer of soybeans, corn and swine. Also grown in IL - wheat, oats, sorghum, hay, sheep, poultry, fruits and vegetables.

​What's growing?

Illinois' food and fiber industry employs nearly 1 million people. Of those, 75,087 are farm operators and 24,265 are women.

Who farms?

Illinois farmland covers nearly 27 million acres -- about 75 percent of the state's total land area. The average size of an Illinois farm, including hobby farms, is 358 acres.

Farm Size