Agriculture Demonstration and Research Site

The South Suburban Cook Urban Agriculture Demonstration and Research Farm (SoSuCo) is a food production laboratory for showcasing and developing techniques and systems for urban agriculture in South Cook County. The site was funded by earmarked funding to Extension in Cook County from the Illinois Legislative body (Cook County Initiative CCI). The site features traditional soil-based market farming, custom media-based growing, and year-round production using greenhouse/high tunnel structures. 

SoSuCo serves as the outdoor demonstration tool for the Master Urban Farmer Training Program (MUFTP), as well as other urban agriculture systems-based workshops, public events, and field days. Stay tuned to this page for research updates, production information, and events. Be sure to subscribe to the Urban Ag Connect Vlog series for tips, topics, and techniques showcased at the site. Preview a couple of the newest vlogs below:

Climate Adaptation and Shade Cloth!

Spring is Nigh!

2021 Tomato Trial Data at SoSuCo