5 Things members should know about...The CCFB Board of Directors
- All board members are volunteers with an interest in a strong local farm and agricultural presence.
- Each year, one-half of the members serving on Board of Directors are elected (or reelected) as a director for a two-year term by the members at the organization’s Annual Meeting in November.
- Over the course of the 100 years of the Cook County Farm Bureau organization, 20 individuals have served as President of the Board. Current President, Janet McCabe is the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors. The President and other Officers are elected by the Board of Directors.
- To be a Director, an individual must be a voting member (M or PM) paid in good standing with substantial financial interest in agricultural production or agricultural employment.
- The Board of Directors are composed of a variety of individuals with experience in farming and agriculture in the areas of commodity crop production, greenhouse business, vegetable and farmer markets, flower cultivation, equine management, agricultural history, farm property ownership and a farm product marketing.
Note: The provisions, guidelines and structure of the Board of Directors are outlined in the Cook County Farm Bureau bylaws.