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CCFB News» July 2019

This Month in Cook County Agriculture

07/04/2019 @ 8:05 am

Visit Cook County Farm Bureau® member Farms, Greenhouse & Garden Centers for all your planting needs this Summer!  Their plantings, flowers, trees and shrubs are gorgeous and of the highest quality. For all your landscaping needs, skip the big box stores and patronize your fellow Farm Bureau member businesses this summer.


For a listing of Greenhouses and Garden Centers, please visit

(some provide member discounts as well!) 

  • Our friends from Fulton County Farm Bureau are planning a Field Day at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (Chicago) property in Fulton County on Wednesday, July 16th.  11:00am registration, 11:30am-12:30pm lunch and program, 12:30-2:00pm tour. The goal of the field day is to demonstrate how leaders in the wastewater treatment, agriculture, and scientific research communities are working individually and together to improve water quality. In addition, the benefits of new best management practices that farmers can implement on their farms will be shown.  Call Fulton County Farm Bureau at 309-547-3011 to attend.
  • The University of Illinois Extension is seeking volunteers to assist as judges for 4-H projects and to help with activities for the annual Cook County 4-H Fair scheduled July 20, 2019 at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, Illinois.  No prior judging or subject matter experience is required, just seeking caring individuals who would like to make a difference in a child’s life.  Contact Chanita Anderson, Program Coordinator, by phone at 708-449-4320 or email at [email protected].


This article is for local farmstands, farmers’ markets, chefs and restaurants, and organizations that are hosting farm-related activities, events, workshops, and gatherings that will occur soon.  To promote your activity, email [email protected] or call 708-354-3276 by the 15th of the month. Please include your name, the event date/time, a one- sentence description of the event, and how a reader can obtain further information in the email. We will edit submissions based on space allowances in the publication. In addition, we will post farm, garden, or livestock related photos on our social media platform if you forward those to [email protected].

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