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Young Leaders to tour the Plant, Packingtown Museum

08/02/2021 @ 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 15, 11 am

Cost: $10/person


The Plant is located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago at 1400 W. 46th St.

The Plant is a research and production facility comprising a collaborative community of small food businesses. Owned by Bubbly Dynamics, the Plant is a former meatpacking plant in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago. The Plant now serves as a living laboratory that demonstrates techniques for reimagining waste as a resource, achieving economies of scale, and incubating small businesses.


The Packingtown museum provides the story of the development of the Union Stock Yard and Packingtown, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the people who live and work here includes chapters on organized labor, the role of immigration in fueling the growth of the city and its economy, and the changing relationship between people, machines, and food.


All members are invited to participate. Pre-registration is required by calling CCFB at 708-354-3276 or emailing [email protected]. Please contact Young Leaders Chairman Tom Poole ([email protected]) with questions.

Following the tour, the group plans on stopping into the Whiner Beer Company on site for lunch (cost not included


The Cook County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Team is made up of members 18-35 years of age with an interest in farming, agriculture, horticulture, food, leadership development, and a strong future of Cook County Farm Bureau.

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