We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture Committee and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. We thank Elizabeth Raad and Michael Just for collecting and entering farm data. The Illinois Library Systems provided valuable support by connecting us to their patrons, the citizens of Illinois. Mari Coyne facilitated the link with the Libraries and generally improved Farm Direct in 2004.
We thank the dozens of farmers who have contributed money to maintain the database and this web site.
We also thank Chris Depa for the fine graphical design of the printed directory, bookmark, and poster. The Farm Direct website was designed and created by the Information Technology and Communication Services group within the College of ACES.
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