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Activities for Kids

Bookmark Project

Students designed a bookmark illustrating how agriculture affects our lives each day. Whether it’s enjoying a glass of milk from a cow, eating apples from a local grower, wearing clothes made from cotton, eating cereal made with wheat or reading a newspaper printed using soy ink. Showing us how farmers impact our lives. 


Over 120 entered our bookmark contest (up to age 12) and people from all over Cook County will use it during their summer reading.  


A First Place winner and three runners up were selected.  The First Place winner received a $25 Amazon gift card, Runner Up winners received a $15 Amazon gift card. The winning bookmarks will be duplicated for distribution this summer at local libraries and at the Cook County Farm Bureau.


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2019 Bookmark Contest Winners: 



bookmark winner

                                  submitted by Kate from chicago




Runner Up Winners

 Submitted by Emily            Submitted by Emily           Submitted by Audrey                                    From Lagrange                    from lockport               from Mt. Prospect