Illinois does have many things to be proud of, and yes, a national organization agrees. The American Farm Bureau Federation honored Illinois farmers Grant and Kristen Strom with the group's young farmer program achievement award. Grant Strom describes the family farm in Knox County;
Strom's wife Kristen grew up in suburban Chicago, but she's now an active partner on the farm and in the community. The farm couple have three young children;
The Illinois farm family beat out competitors from 28 other states to win the young farmer achievement award at the national Farm Bureau organization's convention taking place this week in Phoenix.