Mark Your Calendars
2020 Community Urban Garden Grant Program:
* 6 Community Gardens
* $350 Grant Awards per garden
* Applications are available January 6 2020; deadline is February 28, 2020
* All community based urban gardens in Cook County are encouraged to apply.
CANCELLED due to low registration.
Southland Veterans come join us for this interactive town hall meeting where you will have the opportunity to hear from VA's office of Community Care, IDVA and Hines VA leadership on topics such as the new VA's Mission Act. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and share your concerns.To RSVP and for more information, contact George Sanon at email@example.com.
Creating a Farm Enterprise Workshop at the Cook County Farm Bureau®
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 9:00 am - Noon | $10.00-member fee; $20 non-member
Need ideas for putting your land to work for you by creating an ag enterprise? Do you have an idea and need to know what to do next? Join us for the “Creating a Farm Enterprises Workshop at the Cook County Farm Bureau in Countryside, IL. Whether you live in the country, suburbs, or an urban area, this workshop will help you start a farm or keep it. Speakers will cover topics such as: Evaluating your resources and what you need, Marketing, Regulations, Business planning tools, and Risk management. Producers who started small and are expanding their ag enterprises will share their experiences.
Registration: Call Deb at the Farm Bureau 708-354-3276 or members online at the Member Center.
Farm Succession Planning- presented by Illinois Farm Bureau & Country Financial. With proper preparation, we can help make sure you pass your family farm from one generation to the next.
Beekeeping Courses Offered in 2020
The Cook County Farm Bureau® and the Cook Du-Page Beekeepers Association (CDBA) have joined to help get you started down the right path in the keeping and caring for bees, by offering beekeeping workshops at the Farm Bureau! Pete Soltesz and Kim Kulton of the CDBA will be conducting the classes. Registration details by clicking below.