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CCFB News» June 2020

"This Month in Agriculture"

06/04/2020 @ 11:20 am

University of Illinois Extension’s Master Urban Farmer Training Program (MUFTP) is offering online training for a reduced cost in 2020. The Master Urban Farmer Training Program provides participants the knowledge and skills to start a farm. Upon completion, participants will be able to visualize their plans and have the information necessary to move forward with their goals. When: Tues & Thurs 6-8 pm | July 7-August 20 (online) and September 8- October 1 (in-person), Matteson, IL| Cost: $100. Register by completing an application form due June 15th - class limited to 20 students and full details at: Extension.


Cook County Farm Bureau members interested in participating in this training program may be eligible for a $100 tuition reimbursement scholarship upon completion of the program through the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation. Contact the Cook County Farm Bureau at 708-354-3276 for more information or see the scholarship application form on the Cook County Farm Bureau website at


University of Illinois Four Seasons Gardening Spring & Summer Webinars & Extension Webinars offered in June:


Tomato Problems

June 9 at 1:30 pm

Register at Extension


What’s in My Backyard: Weed Identification

June 11 at 1:00 pm

Register at Extension


This spotlight 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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