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AFBF Delegates Adopt Cook County Farm Bureau Policy on Food Access
02/06/2023 @ 2:25 pm

Voting delegates at American Farm Bureau Federation's 2023 Annual Meeting adopted nearly a dozen new policies- including measures on food security- submitted by Illinois Farm Bureau- and more specifically Cook County Farm Bureau’s members.

Pop-Up Solar Farm Shows Promise for Increasing Profitability, Energy Independence
02/06/2023 @ 9:30 am | By Carrie Steinweg, Special Feature Writer

A company in Cook County was recently named a semi-finalist in the 2023 Ag Innovation Challenge by the American Farm Bureau Federation® and Farm Credit, a national business competition that showcases U.S. startups developing innovative solutions that address challenges facing America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. TrackerSled, which is based in Oak Park and is a Cook County Farm Bureau® member, introduced a prefabricated, onsite assembly pop-up solar farm called the SunFarmor at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico in January where final award winners were announced.

Other "Stuff" from the World of Agriculture
02/03/2023 @ 3:45 pm

Agriculture Leadership Training program: The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation, an agricultural leadership program based in Bloomington Illinois, is accepting applications for its class of 2025. The application deadline is February 28.

Agri-tourism Tax Credit available for '22 tax year
02/03/2023 @ 11:30 am

Members who have a business that fits into the definition of agri-tourism may qualify for a tax credit for the taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2022 and ending on or before December 31, 2022.

CookFresh Community Urban Garden Grant Program
02/03/2023 @ 8:00 am

Supplemental funding to community gardens to be used for plantings, seeds, garden supplies and materials, in Cook County.

5 Questions with Gerry Kopping, CCFB Vice President
02/02/2023 @ 2:15 pm

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