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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 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...
Snow PROVIDES SOIL MOISTURE crops need to grow. Winter snowfall helps during the growing season because of the stored moisture that works its way down into the soil as the snow melts. No-till farming helps to trap snow and REDUCES DRIFTING. This allows for more even distribution of water...
Beef cattle spend at least the first six months of their lives grazing on pasture or rangeland. At around six months of age or older, many cattle are moved to feedlots, or feedyards. A feedlot is an enclosed pen and/or building where beef cattle are fed until they are ready...
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...
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...
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...
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...
According to an article posted yesterday on FarmWeekNow.com, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) final 2018 county corn and soybean yield estimates indicated that Illinois had state record yields of 210 bushels per acre for corn and 65 bushels for soybeans in 2018. Illinois finished the year as the...
The Corn Items Collectors Association is holding their spring meeting and auction at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau this Saturday, March 28. The meeting and auction are open to all interested persons with free admission. Historic corn related items displayed by over 20 venders will be for sale throughout...
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...
Click on an image below for a larger view! From The DeKalb County Farm Bureau's Connection publication
Congratulations to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau's Share Your Snaps Competition winner for Spring, Amber Strohman! For Amber's five-year-old son Wesley, farming is everything. He loves to watch his “Papa” farm, and hopes to be a grain and cattle farmer when he grows up. Wesley likes red tractors, with his favorite...