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09/28/2023 @ 11:15 am

According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, a total of 19.7 million jobs, or 10.3% of U.S. employment, was related to agriculture in 2020. Farming only made up 13.5% of agricultural employment, food service made up 53.4% and food and beverage stores made up 16.5%.

There are more than one million agriculture-related jobs in Illinois. Ag-related careers include plant science, animal science, natural resources, agricultural business, environmental science, agricultural mechanics, food science, diesel mechanics, and more!

Resolutions Committee advances new food waste policy
09/26/2023 @ 10:02 am | By Erin Henkel, FarmWeek (Originally published in FarmWeek Aug. 7, 2023 edition)

Illinois Farm Bureau’s Resolutions Committee advanced a new policy Aug. 1 aimed at reducing food waste that emits greenhouse gases, clogs landfills, and hurts both urban and rural communities.

Cook County Farm Bureau introduced the proposal after surveying its members about what issues are most important to them.

“The amount of food that’s in a landfill is increasing, so we thought we needed to have something to address the fact,” Janet McCabe, Cook CFB president, told FarmWeek. “We’re trying to get people thinking about how we need to do something about this problem.”

Cook County Legislator Farm Visits
09/08/2023 @ 9:00 am

2023 Community Garden Grant Recipient Gardens
09/07/2023 @ 1:30 pm

How Farm Bureau Served YOU in August
09/07/2023 @ 11:30 am

In partnership with Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton and Wagner Farm, we hosted over 50 individuals from Cook County government and their families for a Farm Exploration Event at historic Wagner Farm in Glenview.

Planting Seeds
09/07/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

I love butterflies: I love taking photos of butterflies, I love seeing them flit and flutter as they fly from flower to flower, I love the science and magic of their transformation from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. In college, my sorority’s sister name was Butterflie (-ie ending to match my family tree), due to my social butterfly personality.

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