Farm Bureau Plants Oak Tree in Celebration of Historic Milestone
In celebration of Cook County Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary, board members selected and planted a White Oak tree at the Farm Bureau office in Countryside. The White Oak was named the official state tree of Illinois in 1973, following a special poll of 900,000 Illinois schoolchildren. It serves as a character symbol in many cultures including the characteristics of strength, longevity, service, stability, safety, achievement, peace, calmness, rebirth, and serenity.
Left to right: board member Tim Stuenkel, COUNTRY Financial Agency Director Jack Smith, Board members Ruth Zeldenrust, Janet McCabe, Dan Biernacki, Pat Horcher, Jim Bloomstrand, Jim Gutzmer, Mike Rauch, Todd Price, Mark Yunker, and Roger Freeman.