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Annual Meeting Interviews

01/10/2022 @ 11:30 am

Cook County Farm Bureau was well represented at the Illinois Farm Bureau annual meeting in Chicago in December. Some of the CCFB delegation included (L to R) Bob Rohrer, Jim Gutzmer, Gerry Kopping, Roger Freeman, Ruth Zeldenrust, Todd Price, Janet McCabe, Jim Bloomstrand, Tim Stuenkel and Mark Yunker. Missing from the photo included Dan Biernacki, Karen Biernacki, Tom Poole, Linda Kopping, Jayne Rohrer, Cary Tate, Jeff Orman, Victoria Nygren, Jeff Maxson and Kevin Gomes.


Lieutenant Governor (L), Juliana Stratton, met with Cook County Farm Bureau board member Ruth Zeldenrust during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual meeting held in Chicago in December.


(L to R) Tim Stuenkel, Ruth Zeldenrust and Janet McCabe responded to various urban agriculture questions from IFB’s Jeff Brown (R) during a video recording that followed the approval of the Urban Agriculture Policy Cook County Farm Bureau proposed to the statewide delegates of the Illinois Farm Bureau. The video will be used for communications to urban legislators and other partners.


There were some amazing podcast interviews done at the IFB Annual Meeting with local Cook County leaders. Janet McCabe and Ruth Zeldenrust talk about farming in urban Cook County and Tom Poole talks about the Young Leader virtual exchange with Wake County Farm Bureau in North Carolina: These interviews can be found at

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