This month in Cook County Agriculture...
Stockshow and Dairy Festival, Saturday, June 11, 9 am - 2 p.m. at Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd Glenview, IL. Join us for a true bucolic experience! The day will include a stock show where local 4H members have their livestock projects judged (don’t forget to pick your winner!), milking demonstrations, butter and cheese making, dairy trivia, wagon rides, and more! Food trucks will be on-site with delicious items for purchase. The ticket price is $8 in advance; and $10 at the door. Children under 2 are free. For more info visit: https://glenviewparks.org/events/2022/06/.
The Will / South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its Annual Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. The event, which includes a Pig Roast serviced by Firewater BBQ N Brew and Margaritas on Wheels serviced by The Dock at Inwood, will be held at the Will South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 1201 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox.
The Pig Roast buffet dinner will include one spirited drink with a ticket, followed by a cash bar, prize drawings, and a DJ sharing country music. Awards for three $1,000 college scholarships, including the Allen May Memorial, the Richard “Dick” McHugh, and the Lee Deutsche Memorial will be awarded along with their Farm Family of the Year, Kevin Gorman, Gorman Farm of Monee.
Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from and Will-South Cook SWCD Board Member or at the District Office at 815-462-3106 ext. 3.
WEBINAR TO FOCUS ON GENERATING INCOME FROM WOODLANDS -
The University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program will host a free webinar on July 12 on ideas to generate income from privately owned woodlands. While many forest owners earn income by selling timber, landowners may have more opportunities to make money from their property than they realize.
Landowners will explore income-generating specialty products and recreational services in the webinar that starts at 6 p.m. Purdue University Extension Forester Lenny Farlee will cover such topics as sourcing medicinal herbs, fruits, nuts, and craft items from woodlands. He will also explore how owners can provide services by leasing land to the public for hunting, camping, and other recreational opportunities.
For more information, contact the U of I’s Taryn Bieri at [email protected].Top of Form
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