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Know What to do Near Railroad Tracks

06/30/2023 @ 8:10 am

Operation Lifesaver wants all farmers and farm machinery operators to be safe in the field. Learn how to keep yourself and your equipment safe.

Farm Bureau Pollinator Garden Receives Monarch City USA Designation

06/06/2023 @ 11:30 am

In May, the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors approved the Farm Bureau joining Monarch City USA. Monarch City USA strongly encourage municipalities and organizations to directly help the monarch butterfly population recover through planting milkweed and nectar plants within their borders.

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

Less than a year ago during a conference in Bloomington, County Farm Bureaus were asked to engage with their county boards to build a greater awareness of Farm Bureau and to lobby said county boards to approve a resolution recognizing and celebrating agriculture in the county.

Planting Seeds

06/05/2023 @ 9:20 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

When I was younger, the last day of the school year was always bittersweet. I knew I would miss my friends and teacher, but I was always excited for the warm weather and unlimited free reading time summer vacation would allow.

How Farm Bureau Served YOU in May

06/02/2023 @ 11:30 am

Presented the Cook County Board of Commissioners with a plaque recognizing their support for not only the pro-agriculture resolution but also for the Cook County agricultural community.

At the Farm Gate

Sunrise, Set Prominent Lure to Country Living
06/02/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Joanie Stiers

In her earliest drawings, our daughter frequently sketched the sunset and its brilliant hues, including the shades of pink and purple most don’t consider. She would compare anything fiery orange to the daily phenomenon. And since acquiring a cell phone in her teenage years, she takes photos of both the sunrise and sunset, often several times a week. She sends Snaps on Snapchat, pairing her photo with a country song for a poetic start or end to the day for her friends.

Recipe of the Month

Edna’s Favorite Broccoli Salad
06/01/2023 @ 1:00 pm

Recipe printed with permission from Edna Nykaza, Ray’s Quality Greenhouse

Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation Fundraiser

"Raffle for Agriculture Education"
06/01/2023 @ 11:30 am

LAST CHANCE to buy tickets!!


A Long Way From the Farm
06/01/2023 @ 8:00 am | By Bob Rohrer, CCFB Manager

Sometimes, I feel a very long way from
the farm of my youth. April 27th was
one of those days.

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