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    Come out for the Fishing Derby on June 3!

    05/16/2018 @ 3:10 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    Join Cook County Commissioner Timothy Schneider for this Year's Fishing Derby on June 3!

    Let’s Talk About the Ag on Your Plate

    04/02/2018 @ 4:00 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    I’m a mom and I care about what I’m feeding my kids.  How do I learn more about today’s farmer and the food they grow?

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

    03/02/2018 @ 12:30 am | By Bona Heinsohn

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

    Farmers and Farm Owners are Reminded to Respond to the Census of Agriculture

    02/08/2018 @ 10:25 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    Did you know the Census of Agriculture data helps shape policy for American agriculture – from creating and funding farm programs to boosting services for communities and the agriculture? Respond now at www.agcounts.usda.gov.

    Manifolds, Manolos & Manure...by Bona Heinsohn

    02/01/2018 @ 9:45 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    I have a confession: I’m a “Potterhead.” Surprised? Maybe. But you should know that I’m an avid reader and not just of shoe magazines... 

    Food on Your Mind? Let’s Talk.

    01/10/2018 @ 4:04 am | By Bona Heinsohn

    Join the Chicago Ridge Library and Cook County Farm Bureau® for a candid discussion about how your food is grown and the decisions today’s farmers make.  Speakers will provide an overview of modern farming practices, organic farming, and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO).  Speakers will also address audience members’ questions.

    Farm Bureau Members are Encouraged to Participate in a Policy Discussion Without Leaving their Homes

    01/08/2018 @ 6:40 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    Farm Bureau will host a policy discussion on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.  To participate in the discussion, farmer members will receive an automated call just prior to the discussion asking them if they’d like to participate.  Once on the call, members will be able to hear the discussion, ask questions, and discuss topics of interest to them.

    Help us Celebrate Food Checkout Day by Partnering with us to Support Ronald McDonald House Charities®

    01/02/2018 @ 6:00 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    With Food Checkout Day scheduled for February 6, 2018 Farm Bureau families and partners have joined together to assist families during the most difficult time of their lives, when a child is ill.  Food Checkout Day highlights the safe and nutritious food that local farmers grow.

    Manifolds, Manolos & Manure...by Bona Heinsohn

    01/01/2018 @ 10:30 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    Next to asking my kids what they want from Santa (if anyone is wondering it was a skidloader for my loud, big-little boy and an American Girl horse for my blue-eyed girl), asking people about their New Year’s resolutions is my next favorite conversation.

    Farm Bureau Members are Encouraged to Participate in a Policy Discussion Without Leaving their Homes

    12/11/2017 @ 9:00 pm | By Bona Heinsohn

    Farm Bureau will host a policy discussion on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.  To participate in the discussion, farmer members will receive an automated call just prior to the discussion asking them if they’d like to participate.  Once on the call, members will be able to hear the discussion, ask questions, and discuss topics of interest to them.  Members will be able to participate using their phones and will not need to travel.

    Manifolds, Manolos & Manure...by Bona Heinsohn

    12/01/2017 @ 11:00 am | By Bona Heinsohn

    This past October, voters experienced something truly incredible- the power of their collective voices. After a rare tie-breaking vote by Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle last year, Cook County joined a growing chorus of jurisdictions implementing taxes and fees to control individuals’ activities, consumption, hobbies, and perhaps most importantly, to raise funds.  However, this October, the county became the largest jurisdiction to overturn a penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax.

    Farm Bureau Participates in Wagner Dairy Breakfast

    06/21/2017 @ 8:40 pm | By BONA HEINSOHN

    COUNTRY Financial Agency Manager Joe Youngman discusses food trivia with consumers during the 2017 Wagner Farm Dairy Breakfast. Cook County Farm Bureau® sponsored the 4-H Livestock Stock Show.