5 Questions with Gerry Kopping, CCFB Vice President
What impresses you about the Cook County Farm Bureau?
Just as our County farm bureau slogan states we support Farm, Family and Food in Cook County.
Why do you think that the Cook County Farm Bureau is important to your farming profession?
If we have issues on how our government controls or limits our ability to farm or sell our products, we have a voice through Cook County Farm Bureau that will help tell our side.
What is a memory stamped into your mind from your involvement with Cook County Farm Bureau?
I had the opportunity to support and expand agriculture markets into Cuba as a part of a delegation through a Market Study Program. This was with the Illinois Farm Bureau and the support of the Cook County Farm Bureau.
When you are not working on Farming and Farm Bureau related business, what is something you like to spend time doing?
I like to spend time with my family and friends in Wisconsin snowmobiling, ATV riding, boating, hunting, fishing, or walking our dogs. I also enjoy going to quarter horse shows and watching our animals compete.
What is your favorite tractor?
I have an International Farm-All Super C that was purchased in Lemont at Ludwig implement many years ago and was the first tractor I drove raking hay as a child. I now went green with a John Deere 7420 IVT PREMIUM that I enjoy.
For more Q & A with Gerry, go to https://cookcfb.org/ccfb/q-and-a-with-leadership-and-staff/board-of-directors.