About
  • Stu Ellis Farmgate Media

Farmgate Media was founded by Stu Ellis, a well-known agricultural communicator in Illinois for over 40 years.

● Specialized in agriculture communications across all media.
● Truly at home in presence and rapport with the farming community.
● With more than 40 years of experience an in-depth understanding of agriculture.

Beginning as the farm broadcaster at WSOY in Decatur, Stu Ellis expanded his service to Cornbelt farmers through radio, television, newspapers, newsletters, and the Internet.

Stu Ellis was raised on a Christian County farm near Taylorville, and received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois in Communications.

His voice and information about agriculture have been heard on many Illinois radio and television stations, including reports about agricultural from six continents.

Recently he has been providing video reports on agribusiness on WAND TV in Decatur. Stu Ellis has expanded his service to agriculture through video reports on a wide range of crops from various locations.

As Director of Marketing for the American Soybean Association, Stu Ellis was responsible for launching soybean ink into national use by thousands of newspapers and commercial printers.

Stu Ellis was hired by Illinois Farm Bureau to create an educational curriculum for farmers on marketing, financial management, and risk management and conducted seminars throughout Illinois and other states.

Stu Ellis was hired by University of Illinois Extension to teach farm management and marketing and wrote USDA’s risk management education curriculum.

As the Macon County Extension Agent, Stu Ellis was instrumental in the development of Progress City and bringing the Farm Progress Show to its all-weather home at Decatur.

Stu Ellis is a graduate of the Illinois Agriculture Leadership Program, and served as president of the Decatur Rotary Club, the Illinois Agricultural Extension Association, the Illinois Farm News Association, and served as an advisory member to the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Throughout his life Stu has been a dedicated agricultural communicator and has written a weekly column for the Decatur Herald and Review for 15 years and has published a weekly newsletter for farmers for 17 years.

Stu Ellis has been a frequent speaker on a multitude of agricultural topics in many communities.

Use Farmgate Media's contact form to send Stu an email about your agricultural media project.

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