Western Illinois University

Who We Are

The center conducts research and provides outreach to residents and communities in rural Illinois on agriculture and non - agriculture projects. Its purpose is to assist in creating value-adding ventures that benefit the economy, quality of life, and diversification of communities.

Clean Energy Exchange

Clean Energy Exchange

IIRA is the primary sponsor of the Clean Energy Exchange, including the Clean Energy Landscape interactive mapping tool. The Exchange welcomes new users into the expanding renewable energy ecosystem in Illinois and the Midwest, and provides information on the growth and capacity of the renewable energy industry, data visualization and mapping tools, and connections to renewable energy people and organizations. The Exchange is a project of the Clean Energy Trust.

Corn Co-Products

Participating ethanol plants provide monthly samples measuring nutrient levels of dried distillers grains with soluble (DDGS), corn gluten feed (CGF), and corn gluten meal (CGM).


Cows, chickens and hogs

Community & Cooperative