See the Agenda for the Aug. 23 Illinois Farm Journal Field Day Event

It’s almost time for the 2021 Farm Journal Field Day events! First up is Whiskey Acres, a seed-to-spirit operation and the nation's only certified on-farm craft distillery. Join us in DeKalb, Ill., on Aug. 23 for a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative and just plain cool operation.

Register now for Farm Journal Field Days!

The day will be filled with education, networking and tours of Whiskey Acres. You can register on site.

FJFD at Illinois

“We're a commercial grain operation, raising corn and soybeans,” says Jamie Walter, president and CEO of Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. “But we added a value-added business to our operation, making whiskey. We have a big visitor center here, and we refer to ourselves as an estate distillery. You’ll see our fields, our distillery production, our visitor's center and our aging rick houses. We do it all right here on the farm.”

Here's the agenda for the day:

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Welcome & Host Introductions

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.: Weather Outlook with Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solutions

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.: Grain Marketing Roundtable featuring:

  • Fred Dietz, Advance Trading 
  • Ed Dugan, StoneX
  • Matt Bennett,

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00- 1:30 p.m.: Networking Break

1:30 - 3:10 pm Farm Tours of:

  • Production Floor 
  • Farm Fields 
  • Aging Buildings

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.: Networking in the Whiskey Garden

See the full agenda.

Read more about Whiskey Acres: Proof Positive: Grain Farmers Distill Crops into Premium Spirits for Retail

Register to secure your spot at Farm Journal Field Days in DeKalb. The in-person registration cost of $49 includes online event access.

Other Farm Journal Field Days in-person locations include:

  • Aug. 25 in Belzoni, Miss., hosted by Silent Shade Planting Company
  • Aug. 26-27 in Colby, Kan., hosted by Frahm Farmland

Register now for Farm Journal Field Days!



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