October 13 @ 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Want to ride in a combine and watch corn being harvested? Now’s your chance! The DeKalb County Farm Bureau is coordinating combines rides with local farmers in mid-October. Rides will be given in cornfields located in the Sycamore area.
Farmers will share information about field corn harvest and technology from their seat atop a modern combine, which is a harvesting machine. Interested persons will sit next to the farmer in a seat to view harvest, ask questions and have some conversations about food production.
Rides will be limited to one pass across the cornfield and back. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
A limited number of rides will be offered on Saturday, October 13. Rain date will be on Sunday. Participants will be assigned times and locations for the rides.
Participating farmers: Glenn, Dale and Justin Bolander, Diehl Farms, and Carl Heide
Date: A limited number of rides will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 13. Rain date will be on Sunday. Participants will be assigned times and locations for the rides.
To register: Complete the form at:
http://dekalbfarmbureau.org/event/combine-rides/ and pay online
or call the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office at (815) 756-6361.
Price: The charge for one ride is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under). Proceeds will go to Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy program.