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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.

The theme of this year’s National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week (February 16-23) was “Just One.” Keeping with the theme, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau asked each DeKalb County FFA chapter to share “Just One” of their programs which may be new, unique, or traditional for their FFA. Grain...
The Northern Illinois Farm Show returns to the Convocation Center in DeKalb on January 9 and 10, 2019. The two-day show, presented by IDEAgroup, features 200 companies showcasing their latest innovations available to farmers in the Midwest including five equipment demonstrations. This year's show has a line up of exhibitors and...
DeKalb County Farmer, Joe Bybee, and his family's Christmas Tree Farm was recently featured in the December 2018 edition of Connections Magazine, which is published monthly by the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Bybee started growing Christmas trees on three acres of their farm near Lee, Illinois in 2007 and began...
Note: This article is shared from the Illinois State Treasurer's September Newsletter. One of the most recognized programs in the state treasurer’s office is the Ag Invest program. Since 2007, Ag Invest has provided $1.9 billion in low-interest loans to Illinois farmers. In 2015, however, interest in the program waned and we set...
Combine Rides 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...
For the second year in a row, the Governor declared a harvest emergency in the State of Illinois. Farmers will be able to seek free permits from the Department of Transportation to exceed weight limits on Illinois highways during harvest season thanks to a harvest emergency declaration issued Friday,...
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Give the Gift of Grain

Donating a gift of grain can make a lasting difference. The value of the grain can be used to support charitable causes in your community. Give a Gift of Grain is a new initiative of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The Foundations are...
It's that time of year when farmers are harvesting wheat and baling wheat straw. Farmers harvest about 4,000 acres of winter wheat in DeKalb County. Locally, wheat is harvested in early to mid-July, depending on the weather and how quickly the crop matures. This year’s wheat crop endured the second-coldest April...
Farmers' Markets In DeKalb County It's that time of year again! The smell of fresh veggies and fruits, the scent of cut flowers, Artisan's gifts and wares, and meeting people we haven't seen in a year. DeKalb: Thursdays, June thru September 10:00am -- 2:00pm   Location: Van Buer Square, Downtown Dekalb. Genoa: Market...
Registration deadline: June 1 Join us for a day of safety and fun, for rural children ages 8-12. Children will learn about: ATVs, Fire Safety, Farm Machinery, Grain Bin and Wagons, First Aid and Rescue Training, Farm Animals, Lawnmowers, Electricity, Chemicals, Hearing, Semi-Tractor and Trailer, and Bicycle Safety Camp Hosts: Jerry & Mary Lynn...
Teachers... earn 30 professional development hours or 2 graduate credits! Five separate dates available from Jun 8 - Jun 14! Teaching Social Studies through Agriculture The institute will give teachers the tools to broaden students’ understanding of this essential industry. Via farm and agribusiness tours, expert speakers, and ag literacy resource exploration,...
One child dies every three days from ag-related injuries in the U.S. Thirty-three kids are seriously injured on the farm daily. Teaching rural children how to work and play safely is what Farm Safety Camp is all about. DeKalb County’s Farm Safety Camp is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00 am...