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How Farm Bureau Served YOU in November

12/06/2023 @ 11:30 am

Advocated for healthy food and nutrition education programs in Cook County.

Planting Seeds

“Holly Jolly Holiday Season”
12/06/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

Christmas was always my mom’s favorite time of the year. We started decorating the house Dec. 1 and left our decorations up until Candlemas on Feb. 2. My mom’s decorations included a tree in every room, lights hung on the outside, animatronic window displays, a Christmas village on the fireplace, and holiday music playing nonstop. My favorite part of the holiday wasn’t the decorations or the delicious food she made – it was how my mom made the entire season special and festive.

Board of Directors Achieve 100% Certification

12/05/2023 @ 3:00 pm

During the Cook County Farm Bureau Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session in February 2022, the Board was notified of a new organizational leadership growth and training program: the County Farm Bureau (CFB) Certified Director Program.

Volunteering Opportunities

12/05/2023 @ 3:00 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau® is a volunteer driven organization and we’re looking forward to welcoming you as a volunteer!

Hot Ag Reads from Kevin Daugherty

12/05/2023 @ 1:30 pm

Looking around for a great book for the holiday season? Look no further! Check out these new to you books as reviewed by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.

Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation to Support Healthcare Providers

12/05/2023 @ 11:40 am

Cook County healthcare providers in need of continuing education credits or looking to expand their knowledge of issues facing individuals in agriculture are encouraged to consider FarmResponse on-demand training.

Farm Bureau Resolution Addressing Food Waste and Resource Recovery Approved by State Association Delegates

12/05/2023 @ 11:20 am

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.

Forty percent of all food in the United State gets wasted. One in seven Americans are food insecure. In Illinois, more than one million people struggle with hunger and food insecurity. While rescuing and redistributing surplus food is not a cure for hunger, it is an important stopgap in meeting immediate anti-hunger efforts.

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

Politicians are gearing up for the 2024 elections. Illinois candidates will again pass and file nominating petitions. Offices on the March ballot include but are not limited to U.S. House of Representatives, State Senators, State Representatives, Metropolitan Water District Commissioners, Clerk of the Circuit Court, State’s Attorney, District One County Commissioner, and District Three Board of Review.

Deck the Halls

12/04/2023 @ 11:15 am

Deck the Halls this holiday season with fresh trees, garland, wreaths, poinsettias, and decor!!

At the Farm Gate

Christmas Crazed - Ready to celebrate the season on the farm
12/04/2023 @ 8:00 am | By Joanie Stiers

For years, I triggered curious looks from fellow restaurant patrons while holding my commercial-sized pizza delivery bag. Nowadays, I get asked if I’m with DoorDash, a food delivery service.

Cook County Farm Bureau Supports the Community

12/01/2023 @ 1:30 pm

Throughout 2023, Cook County Farm Bureau® has remained engaged with and committed to partnering with and supporting local farmers, students, and local non-profits.

Recipe of the Month

Mushroom Gruyere Quiche
12/01/2023 @ 11:30 am

Mushroom Gruyere Quiche
Gibby’s Gourmet Mushroom, Llc


"Farm Sounds"
12/01/2023 @ 8:30 am | By Bob Rohrer, CCFB Manager

Many times, when I reminisce about the farm, I think about the rural tranquility and peaceful sounds that call to my soul. The breeze rattling corn leaves. The gentle lowing of cattle in the pasture. The squeak of the rope swing in the tree. The purr of the barn cat. Bees buzzing in the breeze during the day. Crickets and katydids chirping at night.

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