Harold Wilken was honored with the R. J. Vollmer Award by the Illinois Department of Agriculture .

Harold Wilken was honored with the R. J. Vollmer Award by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Harold and Ross Wilken, Janie's Farm, and The Mill at Janie's Farm have been featured in many news articles. Here are a few of them. 

MAKING THE MOST OUT OF WHEAT IN ORGANIC ROTATIONS, Prairie Farmer, December, 2018

AT JANIE’S FARM, ORGANIC GRAIN IS GROWN AND MADE INTO HIGH-QUALITY STONE-GROUND FLOUR: Fifth-generation farmer Harold Wilken grows both heirloom and hybrid grain varieties, Feast Magazine St. Louis, October, 2018

SEEING GREEN: INTEREST IN ORGANIC FARMING IS GROWING, AgriNews, October, 2017

LIVING GRAINS: FROM LOCAL FIELDS TO LOCAL FLOUR, The Community Word, July, 2017

Harold collaborates with the University of Illinois in variety trials, and uses a small combine to harvest the test plots.

Harold collaborates with the University of Illinois in variety trials, and uses a small combine to harvest the test plots.

GOING ROGUE: ALTERNATIVE FOOD PRODUCTION NEEDS FRESH BREAD, The New Food Economy, June, 2017

ILLINOIS FARMERS, RESEARCHERS, CHEFS JOIN FORCES TO BUILD LOCAL SPECIALTY GRAINS MARKET, The Organic Broadcaster, January/February, 2017.  

JANIE’S FARM ORGANICS TAKES FAMILY FARMING TO NEXT GENERATION, Medill News Service, March, 2016

RECOGNITION AND DEMAND GROW FOR ORGANIC FARMING, The Community Word, February, 2016

HAROLD WILKEN OF IROQUOIS COUNTY HONORED FOR HIS EFFORTS IN ORGANIC FARMING, Peoria Journal Star, January, 2016

HAROLD WILKEN NAMED SUSTAINABLE AG AWARD WINNER, Prairie Farmer, January, 2016

DANFORTH ORGANIC FARMER WINS SUSTAINABLE AG AWARDKankakee Daily Journal, January, 2016. 

WILKEN NAMED SUSTAINABLE FARMER OF THE YEAR, Interview on WGLT Radio, January, 2016

BUYING THE FARM, Orion Magazine, July, 2015


VIDEOS: Harold shares his knowledge and experience