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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 Valley Community College’s agriculture program was bolstered this week when the Illinois Community College Board approved its application for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agronomy. “This further expands the agriculture opportunities already available at IVCC,” said program coordinator and instructor Willard Mott. “Addition of the AAS in...
Q: What are the different types of dairy milk? A: My cows produce whole milk. In the dairy case you will find whole milk, 2%, 1% and skim milk. The difference in types of dairy milk is in the fat content. All milk starts as whole milk but once the cream is separated...
Your lungs are never worth the risk. Carolyn Sheridan from AgriSafe discusses with a farm family the importance of using masks in agricultural settings and the health consequences of dust exposure in these settings. Learn more about respiratory protection on the farm today by watching this video: Brought to you by...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) will host an educational forum for farmers that covers the latest findings in NREC-funded research and how agriculture can help Illinois meet the goals of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. The interactive forum will also engage attendees...
This time of year I’m often asked, what do farmers do all winter? Many, if not all farmers, have diversified income streams that are necessary to raise a family and put food on the table year-round. Time spent on record books, taxes and farm chores - Winter days are...
Dust off your blue jacket and celebrate FFA all week long! #FFAWeek DeKalb County Farm Bureau serves farm, family, and community. From farmers to consumers, we have something for everyone! DeKalb County Farm Bureau Members find value in their Farm Bureau membership by utilizing the array of benefits and services afforded them...
Those fluffy white snowflakes accumulate but when they melt they provide moisture to our soils. When surface temperatures are around 30 degrees, 10 inches of snow is equivalent to 1 inch of rainfall!  DeKalb County has had 28.3" of snow this winter. The more you know!! From the DeKalb County Farm...
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!