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Farm Bureau Schedules Staff Exchange Program for Legislators and Staff

06/12/2017 @ 9:07 am | By Bona Heinsohn

On Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 25 Cook County Farm Bureau® is hosting a Cook County farm-business/food processor tour for Cook County government officials and staff. 


The program is designed to provide Cook County legislators and their staffs with an enhanced understanding of Cook County farms-businesses and how they relate to Cook County government.


All tour sites will be located in Cook County.  There are no repeat sites from prior programs.


On Monday, July 10 tour participants will depart from the Cook County Farm Bureau® office in Countryside.  This tour will include a visit to Nufarm Limited in Alsip and Chicago Heights.  Nufarm is one of the world's leading crop protection and specialist seeds companies and produces products to help farmers protect their crops against damage caused by weeds, pests and disease. 


On Tuesday, July 25 tour participants will depart from the Cook County building.  This tour will include a visit to the North Lawndale Youth Farm and Incubator Program and Legends South Farm.  Both sites are Windy City Harvest sites.  Windy City Harvest is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative. 


This program is limited to Cook County legislators and staff.  For additional information, contact the Farm Bureau at (708) 354-3276.

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