Illinois Stewardship Alliance

Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) is a statewide grassroots organization headquartered in Rochester, Illinois that promotes a safe & nutritious food system, family farming, and healthy communities by advocating diverse, humane, socially just, ecologically sustainable production & marketing practices. Organized originally as the Illinois South Project in 1974, ISA has been committed to preserving the rural communities of Illinois by organizing family farmers, consumers, policy makers and environmental leaders in support of sustainable agriculture & family farms. These goals are accomplished through: Educating the public on the importance of local food system through the Healthy Food/Healthy Community initiative Bringing together representatives from urban and rural interests to advocate for fair prices and locally-grown, healthy food throughout Illinois Holding factory livestock operations accountable for impacts to neighbors and natural resources, and to the local economy Developing changes in policies to regulate the industrial agricultural industry and minimize the detriment to the environment Promoting research and systems that benefit family farms, not corporate farms Assisting grassroots groups in strategy development, organizing responses around key actions, and working through the bureaucratic process Organizing over 2,400 Illinois hog farmers in the successful national effort to defeat the pork check off Partnering statewide, regionally and nationally with like-minded organizations to promote preservation of the independent family farm, promote sustainable agriculture practices in state and federal farm policy and raising public awareness of the impacts of factory farming on rural economics, rural lifestyles, and on land, air and the water resources. For more information contact Illinois Stewardship Alliance at: You can fax Illinois Stewardship Alliance at 217-498-9235.
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P.O. Box 648
Rochester, IL 62563
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