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CCFB News» January 2020

This month in Cook County Agriculture

01/07/2020 @ 1:20 pm

Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference, January 8-10, 2020, Springfield Don’t miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event that will bring local farmers, organizations, and businesses together. This engaging three-day conference is hosted by Illinois Specialty Growers Association in partnership with Illinois Farm Bureau, University of Illinois, and Illinois Department of Agriculture.


American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Trade Show, Jan 8, 2020, 8:00 AM – Jan 11, 2020, 9:30 PM, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 N, Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL


Hemp Summit Jan 27, 2020, 12 AM – Jan 28, 2020, 12 AM at Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. From Top Producer Summit: Spend time with experts discussing the best agronomic practices for hemp production and touch upon marketing, legal consideration and policy news.


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 short 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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