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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.

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...
Rural residents in DeKalb County can have their well water tested through a program offered by the Farm Bureau in August. The water screening will include extensive testing for commonly used agricultural chemicals by Heidelberg Laboratories based in Ohio. Water testing kits may be obtained August 21-25 at the DeKalb...
Hay is grown specifically for use as livestock feed. It can vary from a dark green when freshly baled to a lighter green after time in storage. Hay can either be a single species or a mixture of plants. Alfalfa, clover, ryegrass, and timothy are commonly grown for hay. Hay contains more...
Join the DeKalb County Farm Bureau this summer for a traveling conversation to two family farms. • Interact with local farmers. • Compare organic and conventional food production. • Ask your questions about GMOs and pesticides. • Learn about farm animal welfare. • Discover how technology impacts sustainability. Trip Details • Meet at DeKalb County Farm Bureau;...
The internet needs more photos of animals. Send the Farm Bureau yours! Share Your Snaps is a themed, seasonal photo competition that allows you to snap, share and send your favorite photos to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. These photos will be posted on our Facebook page weekly. The photo that...