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  Lucas Allen  5/9/2023 4:04:00 PM  

Congratulations to all of the schools who participated in the 2023 Food Production Invitational CDE on Friday May 5 at Gary Comer Youth Center Farm in Chicago.

Thank you to our sponsor, Compeer Financial, and to the staff at Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago who made the day possible!  View photos of the event and the top two posters created here.

Many, many thanks to our judges who made the Business Plan Proposal possible!

  • Erika Allen, ICAE member, Urban Growers Collective
  • Paul Dietmann, Lending Specialist, Compeer Financial
  • Connie Kollmeyer, Instructor, College of DuPage Urban Agriculture program
  • Marjie Hess, Comer Family Foundation
  • Katrina Milton, Cook Co Ag Literacy Coordinator, Cook County Farm Bureau
  • Kaleigh Dolan, Environmental Science teacher, Lyons Township HS
  • Melanie Bozek, Institute of Food Technologists

Top Team Scores:

High School Division

  1. Freeport
  2. Normal 2
  3. Normal 1
  4. Gary Comer Youth Center
  5. Decatur MacArthur 2
  6. Decatur Eisenhower 2
  7. Decatur MacArthur 1
  8. Decatur Eisenhower 1


Middle School Division

  1. Park Forest-Chicago Heights 1
  2. Park Forest-Chicago Heights 7
  3. Park Forest-Chicago Heights 5

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