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How Farm Bureau Served YOU in July

08/04/2023 @ 11:30 am

Highlighted recipes from the 2023 Recipe Collection using local and fresh food.

Planting Seeds

08/04/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

In June, I traveled to Orlando, Florida for the National Ag in the Classroom Conference. The conference, held June 27-29, featured workshops and classes, guest speakers, a bingo fundraiser, and a traveling workshop.

Cook County Farm Bureau Photo Contest - Summer

08/03/2023 @ 1:30 pm

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

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

For most families summer brings excitement. Pool time. Baseball games. And vacations. For our family summer brings cultivating. Flaming. Zapping. Walking calves. And rodeos.

Farm Bureau Supports Local Grocery Stores

08/02/2023 @ 3:50 pm

Senate Bill 850 creates the Grocery Initiative Act. In addition to studying food insecurity in urban and rural food deserts, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will also establish a Grocery Initiative to expand access to healthy foods in food deserts in Illinois by providing assistance to independently owned for-profit grocery stores, as well as grocery stores owned and operated by local governmental units.

Strong Relationships Ease Passage of Pro-Ag Resolution in Cook County

08/02/2023 @ 3:50 pm

Pro-Agriculture Resolutions, once considered a long shot for passage in Cook County, could now set the stage for additional support for ag in the state’s most populated county.

With support from strong relationships previously built with members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Cook County Farm Bureau (CCFB) pursued the resolution and ultimately got it passed this spring, one of 43 counties to achieve passage so far this year.

CCFB Foundation Supports Leadership Training for two members

08/02/2023 @ 2:00 pm

The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation, in July, acted to provide tuition support for two Young Leader members who have been selected as participants in the next class of the Illinois Agriculture Leadership Program.

At the Farm Gate

Farm provides summer education
08/02/2023 @ 8:00 am | By Joanie Stiers

Having braved a gravel road, a long driveway and an unleashed outdoor dog, a college intern approached our front steps ready to give his pitch. He worked door-to-door selling books and digital resources that supplement school coursework in math, science and language arts. I kindly shared some time with the business major on the front porch, where he quickly learned that supplemental education of a different sort defines our kids’ summer days.

Recipe of the Month

Fresh Bruschetta with Burrata Cheese & Basil
08/01/2023 @ 11:30 am

Recipe printed with permission from Kelly W | Honey Bee Gardens Farm


“National Security”
08/01/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Bob Rohrer, CCFB Manager

This month’s topic is a bit heavy. Bear with me. I want to talk about this little piece of federal legislation commonly called the "Farm Bill”. It is a complex piece of legislation that I will breakdown in simple “Bob” terms.

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