Five Questions with Roger Freeman, CCFB Board Member
What impresses you about the Cook County Farm Bureau?
It is not an organization just for farmers or greenhouse folks, but for the average person who likes backyard gardening and horticulture. You don’t have to be a traditional farmer to enjoy benefits from the organization.
What is your favorite food?
The food that I love is any vegetable that is picked from my garden and then prepared the same day, such as corn, green beans and tomatoes.
When you are not working on FB related business, what is something you like to spend time doing?
I am a die-hard fisherman (I answered these questions over the phone while on a fishing trip). My favorite place to fish is Costa Rica, catching mahi-mahi and then bringing it to a restaurant to be prepared. True farm to table!
What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a professional baseball player. I played a lot of baseball, and my team was the Chicago Cubs!
Who was a mentor growing up?
My mom and dad were my mentors growing up. They were also Farm Bureau members! They provided me with my first Farm Bureau membership. I was 10 years old and rode on the Boone County Farm Bureau float with the 4th of July parade.