Dec 10

    Holiday Luncheon

    Please save the date for the Chicago Farmers' holiday luncheon at the Union League Club where we will hear a keynote speech from Tom Vilsack, Former United States Secretary of Agriculture.

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    Jan 14

    January Luncheon

    Please save the date for the Chicago Farmers' January luncheon.

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    Feb 11

    February Luncheon

    Please save the date for the Chicago Farmers' February luncheon.

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    WELCOME TO THE CHICAGO FARMERS!

    Thank you to all who attended the luncheon on Monday, November 12th, at the Illini Center where we welcomed Mr. Steve Freed, Vice President of Grain Research for ADM Investor Services, who offered his perspective on global factors and forces shaping the bottom line for Midwest farmers and the ag industry as a whole.

    Please join us for our special holiday luncheon on Monday, December 10th, at the Union League Club of Chicago where we will welcome Mr. Tom Vilsack, Former United States Secretary of Agriculture, to give a keynote presentation over what will undoubtedly be a lovely lunch. Click here to register!

     

     PUMPKIN PATCH GIVES FARM A NEW LIFE

    A mother’s desire to ensure that each of her three sons had pumpkins to carve for Halloween, spawned a pumpkin farm operation that gave new life to a family farm and is still going strong after 30 years.

    “In 1977, when our three sons were young, my wife decided to plant pumpkins in the garden so they would have Halloween pumpkins,” related Chicago Farmers’ October meeting speaker Bruce Condill, of The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Illinois.  “The patch did well and increased in size over the years. So much so that the boys set up a farm stand and sold the pumpkins. The proceeds paid for seeds for the next crop. We also invited our boys’ classes from school to visit our working farm, see the pumpkin patch, select a pumpkin to take home, and interact with our animals.”

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    Help us to continue to sponsor students in degree programs focused on agricultural and life sciences education at four land-grant universities in the midwest by making a donation to The Chicago Farmers Scholarship Fund today.