Top Yields in DeKalb County

DeKalb County farmers produced bin-busting bumper crops last year. All-time highs were reached with the 2016 harvest−corn averaged 215 bushels, soybeans yielded 67 bushels and wheat averaged 94 bushels per acre. County y...

Careers in Agriculture

Agriculture is the nation’s largest industry. 1 out of 6 jobs in the U.S. is related to agriculture. But you don’t have to have a farm background to pursue a career in agriculture. There are ag-related jobs for everyone....

Lamb Buffet February 4th

The DeKalb County Lamb & Wool Producers will hold their annual Lamb Buffet on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. The buffet is open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. with a catered lamb meal by 5 ...

Ag books donated to schools

DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Literacy program worked with sponsors to donate ag-related children’s books to elementary, middle, and high school libraries in the county. The following six titles were provided ...

Farm Bill Meeting Nov. 29

The current Farm Bill might not officially expire for a couple of years, but the discussion for the next one has already started. Illinois commodity and farm organizations plan to work together and provide opportunities ...

Don’t Sweat Corn Sweat!

Field corn got a bad rap recently when corn sweat was blamed for the heat wave. Corn doesn’t actually sweat. It’s just another way to describe evapotranspiration, the natural process by which moisture in plant leaves eva...