This month in Cook County Agriculture...
The Will – South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for the Fall tree and fish sale. Plants, shrubs, and trees are available this spring in various starter sizes. Tree order deadline is Wednesday, September 21. Tree order pickup is on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7 and Saturday, October 8 from 11 AM – 3 PM.
Fish varieties include channel catfish, largemouth bass, triploid grass carp, rainbow trout, black crappie, bluegill, and minnows. Fish orders must be placed by Wednesday, September 14. All orders are prepaid only. Fish stock pickup is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from 11 AM – 3 PM.
All pickups will be at the Will – South Cook SWCD building located at 1201 S. Gouger Rd. in New Lenox. Order forms are available on the District Facebook page, website, or from the office. Contact 815-462-3106 x3,
The Chicago Farmers September Luncheon - Farmland Return and Price Outlook
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday, September 12, 2022
Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
Dr. Gary Schnitkey, Soybean Industry Endowed Chair in Agricultural Strategy within the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, will be discussing how corn and soybean prices have increased and remained at high levels since 2019. As a result, profitability has been good in recent years. However, costs have risen dramatically, and break-even levels for corn and soybean production have increased significantly. He will discuss the recent history of agricultural returns, giving an outlook for the coming year. A view on farmland price will be provided.
Go to www.chicagofarmers.org for details and ticket prices.
The Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association is asking members to save the date of Saturday, October 22 for the CDBA Fall Picnic. The CDBA October in person Fall picnic will be at at Churchill Woods in Lombard. Go to www.cookdupagebeekeepers.com for more details.