News & Publications
Farming for our Future Gala… Sowing the Seeds of Greatness
A fundraiser to benefit Agricultural Literacy through the CCFB Foundation
Early bird tickets ($100 per ticket) are now available for purchase. Visit the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation page for more sponsorship information.
Ag Lit Bit By Diane Merrion
As our logo stares back at me from the computer screen, I can’t help but reflect on how these three words - Food, Farm, Family - came together in a most significant way last month. Farmers growing food, food feeding families. Seems simple enough.
Manifolds, Manolos & Manure...by Bona Heinsohn
Since 2010, Cook County Farm Bureau® has operated a Political Action Committee (PAC) designed to support candidates who are supportive of the policies, priorities and mission of the Farm Bureau while promoting the economic and social well-being of farmers and farm-related interests in Cook County.
Downwind by Bob Rohrer, CAE, FBCM, Manager
In 2018, I will “celebrate” the nine-year anniversary of sending my very first text message. Cake, noisemakers, balloons, and games please… Yes, I was a late comer to this phone phenomenon that nearly everyone takes for granted today. Shockingly, I really have no desire to make up for lost time. Even my father, the Farmer, sends text messages nowadays...pigs now fly.
Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program. There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year.
"Food Evolution" Returns
Have a non-farmer friend, relative, doctor, lawyer, dietitian, kid’s teachers or other influencers in the Chicagoland area that could be enlightened and entertained about today’s agriculture? Illinois Farm Bureau, Cook County Farm Bureau, Will County Farm Bureau, Illinois Farm Families, Illinois Science Council and the Chicago chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists will host a public screening of "Food Evolution" on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mar Theatre, 121 S. Main Street in Wilmington.
CCFB Volunteer Award Winners & Master Member Club Volunteers Recognized
The Cook County Farm Bureau® recognized Master Club Members and Volunteers at a small ceremony on Wednesday December 13th.