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Former AFBF President Dean Kleckner passes away

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Dean Kleckner, (82) former President of the American Farm Bureau Federation and former Chairman of the Truth About Trade and Technology organization (amongst many local, state, national and international leadership roles in agriculture).  Mr. Kleckner was from Iowa.  I can remember back in the early 1990’s spending a great day with Mr. Kleckner.  I picked him up at the Quincy Airport and showed him the agricultural sights of Adams County prior to his keynote speech for the Adams County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.  I remember him as a kind, gracious, and engaging man who cared deeply about farmers and the agricultural connections of rural people.  Rest in peace, Mr. Kleckner…agriculture will miss you.

Bob Rohrer, Manager

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National Volunteer Week

It is my distinct pleasure and privilege to publicly thank and honor the tremendous group of volunteers that serve our organization, the Cook County Farm Bureau, on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.  We are blessed to have so many outstanding volunteers that serve on the Board of Directors, Team Structure, and in a multitude of programming activities and advisory roles throughout the year. Your talents and skills are on display for the world to see and what the world “sees” is Excellence!  The many successes achieved by the Cook County Farm Bureau, the CCFB Foundation, the Ag Literacy program, and the Political Action Committee are a direct result of the commitment and energy of local farmers, farm owners, and agricultural supporters that give beyond your personal lives to further the cause of a greater and stronger agriculture in Cook County.  Sunday marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week. This week is a 40 year tradition of honoring the work in service of v ...

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Thank you to all of those who participated in the 15th Annual Food Checkout Day

Cook County Farm Bureau® celebrated Food Checkout Day by collecting food items, hosting a scavenger hunt and shopping spree to benefit local Ronald McDonald Houses and by encouraging farmers, Country Financial Agencies, 4-H members, and students to participate in a food drive. We truly appreciate your support and commitment to this great event!! 


Today we celebrate Food Checkout Day 2015!!

Today we celebrate Food Checkout Day!! Through our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House, this program celebrates the connection between farmers and the healthy and nutritious food they grow while bringing to light the number of families still struggling to feed their families. Thank you Cook County Farm Bureau Board Members for bringing us our final countdown picture and for your commitment to this great event!

 

CCFB Commodities and Marketing Team help "Countdown" to Food Checkout Day

Members of the Farm Bureau's Commodities and Marketing Team took a few moments before the last Team meeting to join us in counting down the few remaining days till this year's Food Checkout Day


Pedal Tractor Contest Winner

Congratulations to Laurie Longfield of Wheeling!! Laurie is this year's winner of the John Deere Pedal Tractor Contest that was held at the Wagner Farm Dairy Breakfast on Saturday June 14th.

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Zeldenrust Farm Market Helps "Countdown" to Food Checkout Day

Thank you Zeldenrust Farm Market for taking time out of spring planting to help countdown the three remaining days to Food Checkout Day! This program highlights the safe and nutritious food that local farmers, like Zeldenrust Farm Market, grow while providing needed food to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.