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How Farm Bureau served you in April

05/16/2023 @ 10:30 am

Celebrated our CCFB members during Member Appreciation Week! We truly value and appreciate your support. Thank you!

Cook County Farm Bureau Photo Contest - Spring

05/11/2023 @ 2:30 pm

Get your camera and capture moments by showcasing your best photos depicting theme of Agriculture in the Spring. Send in your photos – selfies, pictures of others, landscape, etc.

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

Nearly three years ago, a ball of mane and tail bounced his way into our lives. Our veterinarian referred to him as “old fashioned”. He is on the shorter side. Stocky. Thick. And fluffy.

Farm Bureau Working on Food Waste Policy

05/05/2023 @ 10:00 am

In the United States, 30 to 40 percent of the food supply is never eaten, wasting the resources used to produce it and creating environmental impacts. Food waste is the single most common material landfilled and incinerated in the U.S.

Planting Seeds

05/04/2023 @ 10:00 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

One of my favorite events to attend growing up was the Coffee and Doughnut Sundays held once a month in the downstairs kitchen area of our church.

First Generation Farmer Supplies Produce to Chicago Chefs

05/03/2023 @ 9:20 am | By Carrie Steinweg, Special Feature Writer

Many of today’s farmers were raised on farms where it’s been the family business for decades and through generations. That wasn’t the case for Carl Smits, owner of Smits Farms in Chicago Heights. His father was a builder, but somehow Smits was always drawn to farm life. “I always liked tractors, farms and growing things, even as a little boy,” he said.

Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation Fundraiser

"Raffle for Agriculture Education"
05/02/2023 @ 11:30 am

At the Farm Gate

Agriculture Jobs Outpace Graduates
05/02/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Joanie Stiers

Good news for the soon-to-be senior in our house: The nation’s largest employer is looking for applicants.

Discover Local

Co-Operator Pull-Out Section
05/01/2023 @ 3:15 pm

Join Cook County Farm Bureau® in supporting agricultural and member Ag businesses.

Recipe of the Month

Soba Noodle Chicken Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing
05/01/2023 @ 1:00 pm

Recipe printed with permission from Gibby's Gourmet Mushrooms LLC, Chicago Ridge


"May: only three letters but packed with optimism"
05/01/2023 @ 8:00 am

May on the Farm
May is a big flower and plant season for our area greenhouses and farmstands. Early-season vegetables are growing and vegetable transplants such as tomatoes, peppers and squash are going into the ground so that farmers’ markets will be well-stocked in July. Strawberries are blooming as its fruit matures at the end of May. Tender asparagus stalks are ready to be snapped and munched. I am so ready!

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