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DeKalb County's agricultural base pumps more than $450 million each year into the local economy. This category is devoted to news and information derived from RSS feeds and press releases from our local agribusinesses. To be added make sure you Add Your Site to our local online directory.

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom taught area Ag Literacy coordinators new ag related lessons today. This lesson teaches students about the different “hats” that farmers wear on the farm. Ag in the Classroom needs volunteers DeKalb County Farm Bureau needs 100 volunteers to teach elementary students about farming. Sound impossible? It’s...
Solar and wind energy contracts, pipeline and utility easements got you thinking?  As a landowner, learn all about the ramifications involving structures on your property at a Farm Bureau meeting. Farm Bureau has arranged a Property Rights meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. It’s a breakfast...
Lisa Smith, of Sycamore, received a two-year lease on a new 2017 Ford F-150 when her name was drawn in the “Haul in a Winner” sweepstakes sponsored by the Ford company. The sweepstakes, which was open to Farm Bureau members in nine states, received nearly 14,000 entries. “It’s great to...
Your generous contributions support programs like Ag in the Classroom and scholarships. Please consider the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for #YearEndGiving. plantalegacy.org Visit the DeKalb County Farm Bureau online now to learn much more!
A look back at this year's photo contest winners: Michele Whisenhunt, Amber Strohman, Felicia Martin, and Kendal Baker. Congratulations to all! Visit the DeKalb County Farm Bureau online now!
Support agricultural outreach by donating to our Foundation for Agriculture today! #GivingTuesday
Grateful for Grub: Where does your Thanksgiving food come from? Follow the DeKalb County Farm Bureau's Facebook page for daily food information leading up to Thanksgiving! Watch how cranberries make their way from the marsh to your meal.
Weather-related decision permits trucks hauling ag commodities to exceed gross vehicle weight limits, speed crop transportation Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a statewide harvest emergency to assist farmers and grain handlers who are grappling with the fallout of rain-related delays. "Illinois is home to 72,000 farms on 26.7 million acres. We...
Teachers, bring the outfield into your classroom this #postseason! The Baseball Charm kit helps students learn the influence of agriculture on baseball. Check it out today by emailing rcollins@dekalbfarmbureau.org.
An Apple A Day... By the NUMBERS One of fall’s favorite fruits is the apple. Apples are grown in orchards and on farms. Of all the apples grown, half are sold fresh and half are made into apple sauce, apple juice or dehydrated apple products. Did you know: • Americans eat...
Teachers, you'll "fall" in love with these guided reading sets featuring specialty crops. Check them out today for your classroom! Email rcollins@dekalbfarmbureau.org.
A Defensive Driving Course is being offered to persons 55 years and over on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. The two-day course is being sponsored by DeKalb County Farm Bureau, DeKalb County COUNTRY Financial agency and Representative Bob Pritchard. The course runs...