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At The Farm Gate
03/05/2021 @ 9:00 am | By Joanie Stiers

On a recent winter evening, my kids announced that we had missed National Blueberry Pancake Day. “Alexa” had told them about it. They continued to chuckle, ask questions and give commands to this internet-connected smart speaker, which responds to the name Alexa. On their cue, the robotic female voice delivers generally unimportant facts and plays exaggerated noises of passing gas. And that, of course, generates more laughter.

Farm Bureau Supports Use of Atrazine
03/04/2021 @ 3:25 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau® sent the following letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Nursing Scholarship Application Available
03/04/2021 @ 2:05 pm

Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program. There will be 15 scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year.

Organic Farms Growing, Majority in U.S
03/04/2021 @ 10:15 am

USDA recently released the annual count of certified organic operations calculated from the USDA National Organic Program Organic INTEGRITY Database.

Ag Lit Bit
03/04/2021 @ 9:30 am | By Diane Merrion, Director of Ag Literacy

February saw us clearing a lot of paths! The snow just did not end. Snowplows, snow blowers, and shovels worked hard all month long. I am hopeful that in March we get much needed sunshine and not more snow!

Poole elected Chair of the Young Leaders Team
03/02/2021 @ 4:05 pm

Thomas Poole, a Professional Member from Chicago, was elected by his peers in February to the chairmanship of the Cook County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Team for a two-year term. He serves as a freelance consultant for food and agriculture organizations while pursuing his graduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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