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Cook County Farm Bureau® and Partners Raise Cash and Food Donations for Local Food Pantries

Together with partners, Cook County Farm Bureau® donated much needed food staples to four Cook County food pantries in early 2023. Donations were raised in celebration of Food Checkout Day. Food Checkout Day celebrates the healthy and nutritious food local farmers grow and raise by providing food or cash donations to people in need.

Education Programs

Discover current and past local food and farming programs and webinars.

Farm Crawl

Discover Cook County Farm Bureau Member Ag businesses, support local agriculture, and experience fresh. 24 locations including 5 new to the crawl to see farms, animals, crops, greenhouse production, make a Fall Planter, purchase fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit, corn, honey, jam, seed and feed, flowers, perrennials, trees, fall planters and...Bourbon!

Four Season Gardening & Horticulture Webinars

University of Illinois Extension

Four Season Gardening & Horticulture Webinars from The University of Illinois Extension has close to 200 webinars … 15 minutes to 2 hours, just a click away, available on YouTube.

Giant Pumpkin Contest

This contest takes place every year in the fall. View our past winners!

Grants

2024 Community Urban Garden Grant Application is open, due February 29, 2024.

Mayflower Tours

Exclusive offers and programs available only to members.

Monarch Club

The mission of the Monarch Club is to connect individuals interested in learning more about expanding monarch populations.

Photo Contest

Thank you to all those that participated in the 2023 Photo Contest!!

Your photos captured all the exciting and beautiful images that showcased Agriculture in the spring, summer, and fall.

We thank you and look forward to seeing your photos in 2024!

Raffle for Ag Education

The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation will be hosting a "Raffle for Ag Education" through the purchase of raffle tickets in early 2023. We will post more information in the next couple of weeks and we hope that you will support our Foundation so that we can continue to spread the word about the importance of agriculture!

Soil Testing

Several years ago, the Cook County Farm Bureau® developed a soil testing program to fill a need of area gardeners and homeowners. We were frequently receiving phone calls from these individuals asking for "places" that conduct soil tests. After struggling to answer this question, we decided that this was an area that we needed to fill as an organization.

Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau members share their experiences in modern agriculture, including commodity production, livestock, vegetable production, horticulture, and food production.

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