Illinois Department of Agriculture

Agriculture is a multifaceted industry with career opportunities available in every step of the agricultural process, from fertilizer manufacturing to crop production. With over 90% farmland, this industry is a large player in the McLean County economy.

To learn more about the agriculture industry or to explore the different aspects of agriculture, visit the Illinois Department of Agriculture website by selecting Click Here.

Federal Agriculture Licenses and Permits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is responsible for issuing permits regarding regulated animals and plants as well as their products. Select Click Here to learn more.

Illinois Agriculture Licenses

The Illinois Department of Agriculture provides a comprehensive list of licenses required to operate within the industry in the state of Illinois. Select Click Here to learn more.

Additional Resources

The McLean County Farm Bureau is a not-for-profit, voluntary membership organization that provides benefits and services in four key areas: advocacy, information, opportunities and value. 

The McLean County Agriculture Experience provides insights for the community and corporate leaders to understand the role of agriculture and how this quiet industry in McLean County creates such great economic opportunity.

Additional Information by Business Stage


Illinois Small Business Development Center

of McLean County at

Illinois Wesleyan University

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