This Month in Cook County in Agriculture
2020 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series continues in March 2021 - The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series will provide practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.
Webinars will be held from noon -1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free.
- March 5, 2020 Selling through Food Hubs and Co-ops: A Growers
- March 12, 2020 Getting Started in Drip Irrigation
- March 20, 2020 The Basics for Goats and Sheep
Webinar info and registration link online at: https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-01-30-2020-small-farms-winter-webinar-series-0
Chicago Farmers Organization (March Webinar)
Archer Daniels Midland Corporation with featured speaker, Ian Pinner, Senior VP Chief Strategist and Innovation Officer and President of the company’s Health and Wellness division
Date/Time: March 8, 2021, 12-1:30pm
Price: Free for Chicago Farmers members, $15 for nonmembers
Registration and details: www.Chicagofarmers.org
Community Garden Training
University of Illinois Extension will host a Virtual School and Community Garden Training via Zoom.
Date/Time: March 13, 9am-1pm
Registration and details: https://extension.illinois.edu/cook/school-and-community-gardening-resources
Members of the Cook County Farm Bureau, may promote their farm related activity, event, workshop, or gathering by sending an email to [email protected] The information must be received by the 15th of the month prior to the publishing of next month’s issue of The Co-Operator. 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] .
If you have questions about this way to promote your events, please contact Commodities/Marketing programming coordinator, Debbie Voltz, at 708-354-3276.