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CCFB News» August 2021

This month in Cook County Agriculture

08/11/2021 @ 9:55 am

Farm Bureau Member farm stands are open and bursting with color – red ripe tomatoes, green delicious zucchini, and yellow juicy sweet corn, despite the weather! Purchase all your local, farm-grown produce at a member farm stand. To locate a member business near you, visit our ShopLocal online directory.


U of I Extension Master Urban Farmer Training Program (MUFTP) & CCFB Member Scholarship Financial Assistance Program applications are available!


The Master Urban Farmer Training Program provides participants with 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. Delivered online via the Moodle platform with optional Saturday and/or Evening autumn on–site field days (TBD) at the urban demonstration farm in Matteson, Illinois.  Training begins Mondays, September 13 – December 20, 2021; the program runs 15 weeks, 6 – 8 PM.  2021 MUFTP Application & Fee Information Online.


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. Adult Scholarship & Information. Email Debbie at the Farm Bureau with questions.


  • Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Presents the Art on the Farm Summer Paint & Sip Series continuing in August!  Experience a 2-hour artist-guided painting event while sipping on your favorite libations on the grounds of Cog Hill’s culinary farm, Fairway Farms & Apiary.  No supplies needed, bar provided, parking onsite on Saturday, August 14th, 3-5 PM and Sunday, August 22nd, 11-1 PM. Details and sign up online.  The fee is $59.00 per person.


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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