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Meet Goebbert's Pumpkin and Farm Market

Jim Goebbert and son Lee, own and operate Goebbert's Pumpkin and Farm Market. They are gearing up for their Pumpkin Activities which includes, hay rides, haunted house, rides and a great cafe and farm market. They are both past CCFB Board members and still very active with CCFB.

Meet Mark Yunker

Mark Yunker, Hay Producer and Cook County Farm Bureau Board Member. Mark has been a Cook County Farm Bureau Director since 2001. Mark is Vice-Chairman of the Commodities/Marketing Team. He operates a 1400 acre cash grain and hay production operation.

Meet Jim Brandau

Jim has been a member of the board since 1999. He is Past President of the Cook County Farm Bureau and Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation. He is also a member of the Public Policy Team. Jim owns and operates a grain farm in Southern Cook and Will County with his son, Kyle, and his brother, Tom. They also grow and sell sweet corn at 2 farmstands and roast the corn in Jim’s patented KingKornCooker.

Meet Gerry Kopping

Gerry Kopping has been a director since 2004. He is Chairman of the Commodities/ Marketing Team and currently sits on the Foundation Board. Kopping owns and operates a hay and grain production operation, raises beef cattle and has a horse stable in Cook and Will Counties.