Feb 10

    February Luncheon | Hemp

    Please join us on February 10th as we welcome Becca Dwyer and Dr. Win Phippen to discuss industrial Hemp.


    Mar 9

    March Luncheon | CME Group: The Past, Present and Future of Commodity Futures Markets

    Please join us on March 9th at CME Group where we will hear a brief history of the development and evolution of commodity futures markets and on how these markets might evolve in the future.


    Apr 20

    April Luncheon | Owning Land in the New Normal

    Please join us for our April luncheon at Discovery Partners Institute where Randy Dickhut with Farmers National Company will discuss "Owning Land in the New Normal."



    Thank you to all who attended the January Luncheon at Discovery Partners Institute where we received a "Landlord Bootcamp" from Jami Cox, managing partner for AgAware, and Jennifer Filipiak, Executive Director for the Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC). Please join us for our next luncheon on February 10th as we welcome Becca Dwyer and Dr. Win Phippen to discuss industrial Hemp. Join us by registering today!


    Gold Sponsor Spotlight:
    American Farmland Trust

    American Farmland Trust is a gold level sponsor of The Chicago Farmers and Michael Happ, gave attendees at the January 13, 2020, meeting a brief overview of the group. Happ is director of development, Midwest, for American Farmland Trust (AFT), which advocates for farming.

    AFT is an early advocate of agricultural conservation and strives to ensure that the country’s farmland is not lost to poor community planning and harmful farming practices, said Happ.

    “In the last 20 years, the United States has lost an amount of farmland that is equivalent to the state of Iowa,” said Happ. “If continued, this pattern will jeopardize our country’s ability to feed its growing population.”

    Click here to read more of what Michael shared!


    • Discounted registration fees
    • Complimentary guest attendance
    • Digital and print mailings
    • Local and Int. Tour participation

    Scholar Support

    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.