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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.

National Ag Week is a time to thank farmers for providing us with an abundance of food. The DeKalb County Farm Bureau salutes farmers during Ag Week, March 23-29.  During Ag Week, Farm Bureau is providing ag-related books to school libraries throughout the county. The organization is also distributing...
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Political Committee has compiled a Voters Guide to help Farm Bureau members with their choices on Election Day. The guide features contested races of candidates serving DeKalb County and seeking the offices of U.S. Senate and Congress, County Clerk and County Board. Also featured is...
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...
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 B’s Catering. Tickets are $15 for adults and...
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...
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
Robert Kauffman is committed to making sure his birds are well-cared for, healthy and safe at his Waterman turkey farm. The responsibility of animal care is vital to the Kauffman Turkey Farm. Robert Kauffman knows that a healthy turkey is good for the welfare of the flock, good for consumer...
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,...
DeKalb County is the second largest hog producing county in Illinois. Did you know that there are more hogs than people in DeKalb County? That's right. There are about 235,000 hogs on farms throughout the local area. You don't necessarily see the pigs as you drive by farms because they...
DeKalb County farmers are busy planting corn and soybeans. So what really happens during the planting season? And, what is all that equipment in the fields? Planting Timeline This year’s planting season has been delayed due to the cold weather. Typically, farmers start planting corn in mid-April and finish up by mid-May....
The 2013 year was a year of actions and accomplishments for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. “It’s been a banner year for Farm Bureau,” says Mark Tuttle, county Farm Bureau president. “The successes of 2013 were witnessed in our organization’s program year. We were able to set the course...
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...