This paper explores Illinois farm tenancy using both published quantitative data and qualitative Tweets. Results of data
analysis suggest that in 2020 eight percent of Illinois farms had tenant farmers; sixty two percent of the tenant
farmers were male and a majority of tenants rented less than 100 acres of land. Revenue growth for tenant farms is
positively correlated with the size of the land; larger the leased land, larger is the revenue growth. Twitterati harbor
positive sentiments about farm tenancy. The paper concludes with a call for micro data analysis of farm tenancy data.