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The cook county farm bureau story

We are a grassroots organization made up of individuals with an interest in food and agriculture.


Cook County Farm Bureau® is a non-for-profit, general farm organization created in 1920 by area farmers, businessmen and community leaders to improve science, knowledge, lifestyle and standards of living on the farm and off for its members. Today, the Cook County Farm Bureau holds close to these roots through agricultural literacy efforts, membership service, public policy interaction, consumer engagement, farm product marketing and outreach.


As the county’s largest general farm organization, Cook County Farm Bureau is dedicated to bridging the gap between farmers and urban consumers. Through education programs targeting youth and their parents and programs designed  to connect farmers with potential consumers, Farm Bureau members are actively engaging in conversations about food and the shared values between farmers and consumers. 

The Cook County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with DEX Media, has produced a one-minute video “short” that tells potential members briefly about the organization, member benefits and how to join the organization.


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