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Addressing Food Waste and Resource Recovery to State Association

07/10/2023 @ 1:30 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau Board approved a resolution addressing the tremendous amount of food that is landfilled. In Illinois, twenty percent of the nineteen million tons of general landfilled waste is comprised of food.

Planting Seeds

07/10/2023 @ 9:00 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

“Knee-high by the Fourth of July” has been an age-old saying about it being a good year for corn if your corn plants are the height of your knees by July 4.

Due to advances in science, including the planting of drought and pest-resistant seeds, most corn is knee-high by mid-June and at least waist or chest-high by the Fourth of July.

AITC by the Numbers

07/07/2023 @ 2:00 pm

More than 22,000 Students Learn about Agriculture through AITC Program

How Farm Bureau Served YOU in June

07/07/2023 @ 11:30 am

Provided members summer fun options with discounted tickets to Raging Waves.

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

The debt limit is a legislative limit on the amount of debt that the U.S. Treasury can incur to cover the expenses previously spent by Congress. Article I Section 8 of the Constitution authorizes Congress to borrow and spend money.

Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation Fundraiser

"Raffle for Agriculture Education Winners"
07/06/2023 @ 2:00 pm

Congratulations to the winners of our Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation Raffle for Ag Education!

1st place: $2,500 - Tino Ramirez
2nd place: $1,500 - Patricia Quetsch
3rd place: $500 - Linda Kopping

At the Farm Gate

Farm Threads Through Summer Traditions
07/06/2023 @ 8:00 am | By Joanie Stiers

My husband fished at the farm. Our son and his friends played paintball-style games in the farm woods. I smoked brisket from our inventory of freezer beef, and our daughter baked an order of graduation cakes that required 30 fresh eggs from her chickens. We ended the weekend as a family kayaking the river that borders the home farm.

The Pivotal Role of Pollinators

07/05/2023 @ 1:30 pm | By Carrie Steinweg, Special Feature Writer

When you are used to simply buying your food off of a shelf at a supermarket, you may not give much thought to all that had to happen for it to arrive there. There are many levels of necessary steps behind the scenes that ensure that our food gets to consumers. There are those who transport it. Those who harvest it. Those who plant and grow it. But even before we get to those steps, there is a critical component that initiates the creation of that food: pollination.

Recipe of the Month

Greek Style Roasted Asparagus
07/05/2023 @ 11:30 am

Recipe printed with permission from Elaine T, Palos Park


A Common Farm Tool
07/05/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Bob Rohrer, CCFB Manager

How many people do you hear complain about their memory? Add me to your list. Faulty nerve cells, misfiring synapses, a bad cerebellum? I don’t recall.

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