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This Month in Cook County Agriculture

11/02/2021 @ 10:30 am

2021-22 Winter Workshops, Monthly Business Development Series October to February

Shop Local, Live Local is an Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) program that connects local food and farm businesses with Illinois communities. We’re offering technical assistance and market opportunities for farms and businesses through our new series of monthly webinars, which runs October 2021 to February 2022. Most of these workshops will be delivered online. All trainings times shown are CST. 


Illinois Certified Farmers Market Manager Course

Beginning November 8

Cost: Illinois Farmers Market Association Member (ILFMA) $250 / Non-Member $350


Farmers Market Master Series

Beginning November 2021

Cost: ILFMA Members $10 each webinar or $35 per series of 4 webinars / Non-Member $40 each webinar or $100 per series


QuickBooks Intensive Workshop

Beginning November 9

Cost: IFB Member $15 | Non-Member $50 | Class is limited to 25 participants.


Professional Grant Development Workshop

November 10 & 11

Cost: IFB Member $5 | Non-Member $25 | Class is limited to 25 participants.


Conflict Management

November 17

Cost: IFB Member $25 | Non-Member $45 | Class is limited to 35 participants.


HR System Sessions and Resources

December 9

Cost: IFB Member $25 | Non-Member $45 |Class is limited to 35 participants.


Emerging Issues; Online Farmers Market Stores Intensive

Offered in February 2022

Cost: ILFMA Member FREE / Non-Member $40

Visit for full details and registration.

Please contact Sharon Dodd, [email protected] or Raghela Scavuzzo, [email protected] with questions.


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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