Have you ever wanted to ride in a combine and watch corn being harvested? Now’s your chance. Local farmers are opening the doors of their cabs and welcoming people to take a ride with them as they harvest a field of corn. Riders will see the corn being harvested and have a chance to talk to farmers and ask questions. Each ride will be one pass across the field and back.
DeKalb County Farm Bureau is coordinating the combine rides in cornfields located in the
DeKalb-Sycamore area. A limited number of rides will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 21 (rain date Sunday, Oct. 22). Participants will be assigned times for the rides.
A donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under) is suggested for each ride. The tax-deductible donations will go to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and be used for ag literacy programs. Register by Oct. 6 by contacting the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office, 815-756- 6361.
Picture: Local farmers, like Vince Faivre, will be giving combine rides on Oct. 21. To register for these rides in area cornfields, contact the Farm Bureau office, 815-756- 6361, by Oct. 6.