Local Food Producers Caucus

Join farmers across the state

Are you a farmer or advocate that’s passionate about local food production? Are you looking to connect with others that share your passion?

If you answered yes, then the Local Food Producers Caucus is right for you!

What is a caucus?

The word “caucus” has Native American origins as the Algonquian word for “counsel.” We would like to think of the Soil Health Caucus as being counselors and advisers, not just to the Alliance, but to each other, because Soil Health farmers know what it takes to improve soil health and ensure farm profitability for years to come.


Why should I join the caucus?

For too long decisions have been made without farmers at the table. This Caucus changes that. We believe that Illinois can feed Illinois, and when we work as a collective, farmer-led voice, we can change mindsets and create a stronger local food movement. The Local Food Producers Caucus will help develop a thriving, economically viable and just local food system in Illinois.

You can count on the Alliance Local Food Caucus for opportunities to:

  • Meet and network with other like-minded farmers who share your passion for local food
  • Shape a local food policy agenda,
  • Sharpen your skills as a leader of the local food movement, and
  • Get the latest insider intel on programs and policies that impact the local food economy.

We look to local food farmers in the Caucus to weigh in on our advocacy agenda, drive adoption of sustainable and diversified farming practices, speak out on the need for greater transparency in the food system, raise awareness for local supply chains, and educate decision-makers on issues that impact farmers

For more information contact our Norther Policy Organizer, Kathleen Mueller @ kathleen@ilstewards.org

How do I join?

Current Members: 

New Members:

  • Follow form below