Blogs (Web logs) are everywhere; at least they appear to be a growing phenomenon in topics such as politics and health. Now, the University of Illinois has entered the scene with a blog aimed at all types of farmers.

It’s known as the Farm Gate, and it’s found at ( The blog provides a forum for farmers to discuss such topics as the World Trade Organization, government regulations, personal finance, veterinary medicine and a number of other related issues.

University organizers see the blog as a means of integrating a wide range of issues relevant to all farmers rather than narrowly focusing on one industry.