She's all tech: Jen Quinlan is one of three Forty Under 40 winners with Mahomet ties

Jen Quinlan is recognized by Mahomet residents as the co-owner of a bed-and-breakfast and U-pick flower farm better known as Moon Grove Farm, but many may be unfamiliar with her robust career in technology.

"I guess you could say I'm a startup tech nerd lady who also loves the small-scale farming scene," she joked.

Putting Mahomet on the map: Moon Grove Farms set to open B&B, you-pick flowers

It didn't take Mike and Jen Quinlan long to see the potential benefits of Midwest living. The couple recently turned an 1881 farmhouse, along with four acres of land, into a bed-and-breakfast known as Moon Grove Farm in rural Mahomet on the Piatt County line.

Teaching couple gives adults, kids room to roam at Rumple Ranch

A silent form of understanding and mutual respect could be seen between Michelle Rumple and her horse as she carefully guided the animal through Rumple Ranch's pasture.

Here, Michelle, along with the assistance of her husband, Kevin, has provided Western riding lessons, horse boarding and good old-fashioned fun for the last 13 years.

A cut above the rest: Floral Design Studio features fresh flowers

Fifteen years ago Julie Odum began floral design work out of her home, mainly in her garage, specializing in events and weddings.

But four years ago, Julie along with husband John Odum decided to set up shop and create Flora Design Studio.

"The business kept growing and it was taking over our house," John Odum said.

FFA Dinner and Dessert Auction benefits student leadership opportunities

Smiles and laughter filled the room in a crowd of both young and old during Sunday's third annual Dinner and Dessert Auction in the commons area at Mahomet-Seymour High School.

"This is the first time we've had a line," said Jennifer Wherley, M-S agriculture teacher and FFA chapter adviser.

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