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    Join Commissioner Tim Schneider for a Wildlife Education Seminar

    How to Prevent Problems with Local Wildlife
    08/22/2018 @ 9:45 am

    Whether you live in a city, suburb, or small town, you can be sure that wildlife is living nearby. Many species of wildlife are welcome visitors on our properties, but some individuals quickly wear out their welcome. Preventing problems with wildlife is much simpler and less aggravating than dealing with problems after they occur. Fortunately, knowing some basic facts about wildlife and taking a few simple steps can help you prevent many of the most common wildlife-related problems.

    Family Food Bytes

    08/09/2018 @ 11:15 am

    This is a collection of articles gathered from both mainstream and agriculture media and is designed to keep you informed as a member and leader within the Cook County Farm Bureau organization.

    Family Food Bytes

    08/07/2018 @ 10:55 am

    This is a collection of articles gathered from both mainstream and agriculture media and is designed to keep you informed as a member and leader within the Cook County Farm Bureau organization.

    Farm Bureau Working on Property Assessments

    08/06/2018 @ 7:00 am

    According to recent studies, since 2009 the county's assessments have violated the accuracy standards set by the International Association of Assessing Officials, an international professional organization that develops assessment guidelines and standards, that assessors check their assessments- known as sales ratio studies-for fairness and accuracy.

    Recipe of the month- Garlic Dill Pickles

    08/01/2018 @ 3:45 pm

    Recipe reprinted with permission from member Charles Walker, from our 2018 Cookfresh Recipe Collection Brochure.

    You can submit your recipes for the 2019 Cookfresh Recipe Brochure by mailing to the Farm Bureau or to membershipdebbie@cookcfb.org.

    Smits Farms + Chef Marcia + CCFB members= awesome time!

    08/01/2018 @ 3:16 pm

    Farm Bureau member business, Smits Farms, opened their doors for our Planting Series in June.

    CCFB Volunteers Visit Community Gardens

    08/01/2018 @ 2:45 pm

    CCFB Commodities/Marketing team member, Kathy Bloomstrand visited Roots Community Garden in Palatine. Roots Community Garden is a 2018 CCFB Community Garden grant recipient.

    Downwind

    08/01/2018 @ 7:00 am | By By Bob Rohrer CAE,FBCM,Manager

    Earlier this summer, my wife and I enjoyed a road trip to South Carolina for a wedding/family visit and then a stopover to hang out with our army son in Washington, D.C. I enjoyed seeing our country's different types of agriculture as we whipped through the countryside.

    Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

    08/01/2018 @ 7:00 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

    A month ago, when I started thinking about this column, my plan was to write about what our cows eat. Like us, they eat balanced meals complete with a supplement that ensures that they meet their nutritional needs.

    Let's Talk About the Ag On Your Plate

    08/01/2018 @ 7:00 am | By Beth Christian, Cook County Farm Bureau

    Why do you teach about agriculture in your classroom?

    I grew up on a fifth-generation family farm in Bureau County, IL. My siblings and I learned hard work and collaboration at a young age. My family raised corn and soybeans as well as wheat, oat, rye, and hay, most of which was used to feed our livestock.

    Ag Lit Bit

    What did Ewe learn? SAI 2018
    08/01/2018 @ 7:00 am | By Kirsten Raver, AITC Intern

    As an intern with the Cook County Farm Bureau, I had the opportunity to join sixteen other teachers on the Summer Agriculture Institute. The Summer Agriculture Institute allows teachers to learn more about agriculture through first hand experiences.