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Bring Your Classroom Alive! Cook County Teacher PD Workshop 2/27/18

02/12/2018 @ 11:21 am | By Diane Merrion

Join the fun at our hands-on educator PD featuring the topics of seeds, eggs and embryology. Learn new ways to bring science, math and language arts to your curriculum using agriculture resources. Attendees will walk away with free resources and lesson plans. Pre-registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling us at 708-354-3276.

Farmers and Farm Owners are Reminded to Respond to the Census of Agriculture

02/08/2018 @ 4:25 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

Did you know the Census of Agriculture data helps shape policy for American agriculture – from creating and funding farm programs to boosting services for communities and the agriculture? Respond now at

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program

02/02/2018 @ 10:48 am | By Linda Tobias

Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program.  There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year.

Manifolds, Manolos & Bona Heinsohn

02/01/2018 @ 3:45 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

I have a confession: I’m a “Potterhead.” Surprised? Maybe. But you should know that I’m an avid reader and not just of shoe magazines... 

Ag Lit Bit by Diane Merrion

02/01/2018 @ 3:15 pm | By Diane Merrion

"Smell the Roses": This month features the holiday that some love and some loath.  Whatever way you look at it, Valentine’s Day is hard to avoid.  It’s also a huge economic boom often bringing in over $18 billion according to the National Retail Federation.  Approximately one-third of that total represents floral sales, which falls just below candy and cards.

Downwind by Bob Rohrer, CAE, FBCM, Manager

02/01/2018 @ 4:00 am | By Bob Rohrer

When we hauled our dry and brittle Frazier Fir out of the living room in January, a blanket of needles was left in the carpeted pathway.  I just know we will find those needles with our bare feet for the rest of the year! So, what’s next in the career for these “real” trees?

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