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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.

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...
Sycamore's North Grove School changed rural education in Illinois. Check out Illinois Farm Bureau Partners inside look at DeKalb County's 139-year-old school. The History Behind Rural Education in Illinois -- Read more here! From the DeKalb County Farm Bureau
DeKalb County farmer, Paul Taylor, is in National Geographic! "Taylor speaks with the earned wisdom that comes from decades of working the soil, as well as from a lifetime of study and thought." Click here to read the National Geographic article now!
Did you know? Each strand of silk on an ear of corn represents a kernel of corn. Learn more from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau! Follow them on Facebook too!
Have you seen low-flying planes like this one over DeKalb County fields? They're called aerial applicators and they account for almost 25% of crop protection application! These ag pilots have commercial pilot licenses and average 21.3 years of experience in the aviation industry! #AviationDay http://dekalbfarmbureau.org
Teachers, stop stressing! The DeKalb County Farm Bureau has dozens of educational kits like this available for your use. Check them out today! #backtoschool http://dekalbfarmbureau.org
The Illinois Beef Association recently selected the Adams Family of Sandwich as this year’s Farm Family of the Year. Alan and JoAnn Adams, along with their son, Ross, his wife, Jessie, and their two children, work together to raise corn, soybeans, and cattle on their farm located south of Sandwich. The...