Board of Directors Approves New Membership Classification
The Cook County Farm Bureau® (CCFB) Board of Directors, during the April meeting, took action to approve a bylaw change that provides for a new classification of member, the Professional Member (PM). The PM classification is for individuals who are employed in farm and agricultural related occupations but do not directly earn their income from farming.
The PM will have voting rights as a member, is eligible to serve on the local Board of Directors and as an officer of the CCFB, and can represent CCFB as a delegate at the state annual meeting. The PM should have a passion for agriculture and farming and be seeking a strong industry in the Cook County area.
With the adoption of this new membership classification, the CCFB features three main membership classifications:
· MM (Farmer Member) - for individuals that are farming and earned $2500 or more annually
· PM (Professional Member) - for individuals that are employed in the field of agriculture
· A (Associate Member) - for individuals seeking to support the efforts of the Farm Bureau and to access the benefits and services offered through the organization.
The Cook County Farm Bureau would like to encourage any Associate Member who is employed in an agriculturally related field and has a strong interest in the future of agriculture to consider applying for the Professional Membership classification. Please contact the Member Service Center at the Cook County Farm Bureau at 708-354-3276 or email us at [email protected] for more information.