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Agriculture in Cook County comes in so many sizes, shapes, styles and flavors, providing the freshest and finest products and services.

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The Agriculture in the Classroom Program provides free educational programming and resources to educators in Cook County.

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Actively working to secure a better future for agricultural interests in Cook County.

Farm Bureau Submits Comments on Industrial Hemp Production
03/03/2019 @ 2:00 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau® submitted the following comments on Illinois Department of Agriculture’s proposed rules for the cultivation, storage and processing of industrial hemp.

Farm Bureau Seeking to Clarify Questions Surrounding Organic Certification
03/03/2019 @ 11:30 am

Cook County Farm Bureau® sent the following letter to local farmers’ markets: Farmers’ markets have sprung up throughout Cook County, and many people are enjoying the opportunity to purchase and consume fresh, local produce.  However, it’s come to our attention that there is confusion about organic certification and labeling.

USDA to Release New Food Labeling
03/03/2019 @ 7:00 am

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.  The Standard is the result of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which was approved in 2016. 

Recipe of the Month
03/02/2019 @ 3:00 pm

Recipe reprinted with permission from member, Chef Marcia, Flossmoor, found in our 2018 Cookfresh Recipe Collection Brochure, available online at

Have you spotted any "Stinky" bug invaders?
03/02/2019 @ 11:30 am

A new potential home invader looking for a spot to overwinter in Illinois homes this year is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) which has spread to many counties in Illinois.

Food Pantry Challenge
03/02/2019 @ 9:00 am

Local Food Pantries are Encouraged to Join Farm Bureau’s “Food Pantry Challenge”

Cook County Farm Bureau® will be donating $1,750 to Cook County food pantries.  We’d like to help food pantries provide healthy food for the families in their community.

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Our mission is to serve all of the Cook County Farm Bureau® members with meaningful and beneficial programs that reflect our agricultural heritage.