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    CCFB Awards Cookfresh Grants to Community Gardens!

    03/29/2018 @ 11:15 am | By Debbie Voltz

    Cookfresh® is an assistance program designed for Community Gardens in Cook County to beautify their “places and palates.” The Cookfresh Community Urban Garden Grant program offered five $300.00 grants to support urban agriculturists seeking assistance with a community garden. The community gardens will receive $300 in the form of Cook County Farm Bureau “Cookfresh Funds”.

    Teacher Workshop April 17, 2018

    03/21/2018 @ 11:15 am | By Diane Merrion

    Earth Day and Our Natural Resources will be the theme of our professional development workshop for teachers on April 17th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Learn new ways to incorporate the topics of soil, water, erosion and more into your curriculum during this two hour program held at the Cook County Farm Bureau.

    Farming for our Future Gala… Sowing the Seeds of Greatness

    03/20/2018 @ 12:00 am | By Linda Tobias

    A fundraiser to benefit Agricultural Literacy through the CCFB Foundation

    Early bird tickets ($100 per ticket) are now available for purchase. Visit the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation page for more sponsorship information.

    Farmer Members Join us Tonight for a Policy Discussion Without Leaving your Home

    03/01/2018 @ 6:30 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    Farm Bureau is hosting a policy discussion on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. 

    Ag Lit Bit By Diane Merrion

    03/01/2018 @ 9:00 am | By Linda Tobias

    As our logo stares back at me from the computer screen, I can’t help but reflect on how these three words - Food, Farm, Family - came together in a most significant way last month. Farmers growing food, food feeding families. Seems simple enough.

    Manifolds, Manolos & Manure...by Bona Heinsohn

    03/01/2018 @ 8:00 am | By Linda Tobias

    Since 2010, Cook County Farm Bureau® has operated a Political Action Committee (PAC) designed to support candidates who are supportive of the policies, priorities and mission of the Farm Bureau while promoting the economic and social well-being of farmers and farm-related interests in Cook County.

    Downwind by Bob Rohrer, CAE, FBCM, Manager

    03/01/2018 @ 7:00 am | By Linda Tobias

    In 2018, I will “celebrate” the nine-year anniversary of sending my very first text message.  Cake, noisemakers, balloons, and games please… Yes, I was a late comer to this phone phenomenon that nearly everyone takes for granted today. Shockingly, I really have no desire to make up for lost time.  Even my father, the Farmer, sends text messages nowadays...pigs now fly.