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FB ACT Member Giveaway

04/04/2024 @ 2:30 pm

Legislative Advocates Eligible for Year End Prize!

Member Appreciation Week

04/04/2024 @ 11:30 am

Member Appreciation Week 2024
Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26

Planting Seeds

“Game Night”
04/04/2024 @ 8:30 am | By Katrina Milton, Director of Ag Literacy

Rainy days during my childhood were spent playing games indoors with my mom and cousin. My family is pretty competitive, and we lorded winning over each other for days afterwards, until the next game night.

2024 CookFresh® Community Urban Garden Grant Recipients

04/03/2024 @ 1:30 pm

2024 CookFresh® Community Urban Garden Grant Recipients

How Farm Bureau Served YOU in March

04/03/2024 @ 11:30 am

Offered a webinar to our farming community on forming an LLC, wrapping up a four-part series on legal issues for small farms.

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

Research conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that a surprising number of Americans deny that humans are a major contributor to climate change. Those same individuals do not see climate change as an important issue for the country.

Cook County Farm Bureau® and Partners Raise Cash, Food, and Hygiene Product Donations for Local Food Pantries

04/02/2024 @ 3:30 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau® Celebrates its 24th Annual Food Checkout Day

Together with various partners, Cook County Farm Bureau® donated much needed food staples to four Cook County food pantries. Donations were raised in celebration of Food Checkout Day. Food Checkout Day celebrates the healthy and nutritious food local farmers grow and raise by providing food or cash donations to people in need.

Fields Apart: Rooted Together

04/02/2024 @ 2:00 pm

This three-part series by our award-winning video team highlights the diversity of agriculture in our state. Whether it’s an entrepreneur bringing fresh produce to a local neighborhood or a large downstate row crop operation working to feed the world, Fields Apart: Rooted Together lends faces and inspirational stories to food in Illinois.

CCFB Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

04/02/2024 @ 11:15 am

The Board of Directors of the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation has selected nine individuals as recipients of the 2024 Scholarship Program.

At the Farm Gate

Cool Beans: Soy surrounds us
04/02/2024 @ 8:00 am | By Joanie Stiers

From the cooking oil in the cupboard and the feed in the hen house to the souls of the shoes at the back door, soy surrounds me. Every morning, soy hits me in the face with my makeup and the gut with my protein shake. We fuel our tractors and diesel-engine trucks with renewable, American-made soy-based biodiesel. And for a few weeks this spring, I will see the bean more than my family, when I plant more than 350 million soybean seeds on our farm.

“An Evening for Ag Education Gala"

04/01/2024 @ 1:30 pm

Please join us on Friday, July 19th and support the CCFB Foundation with an evening of dining, drinks, fellowship, and fun!

Recipe of the Month

Honey Sparkler Cookies
04/01/2024 @ 11:30 am

Honey Sparkler Cookies
Lynne Rine


"Treats Anyone?"
04/01/2024 @ 8:30 am | By Bob Rohrer, CCFB Manager

17 years ago…sure, I remember it well. Normally, a question about what happened 17 years ago would receive the “blank” look from me. Where was I seven minutes ago?

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