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DeKalb County is the place to be to appreciate the bounties of autumn time. You’ll find fresh, delicious apples, and all sizes and varieties of pumpkins, along with other produce and fall ornamentals at local farm stands and orchards this fall. Below are our four favorite! Honey Hill Orchard –...
Allan Aves, Kirkland farmer from DeKalb County, has been selected to direct a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program of the Monsanto Fund to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The Foundation will use the donation for Ag in the Classroom programs in DeKalb County...
The majority of grain storage rests on farms and, not coincidentally, about 70 percent of incidents involving grain bins occur on farms, according to Dave Newcomb. Dave Newcomb, ag rescue manager for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, also works as a farmer. So, he was thrilled with this year’s record...
Registration is now open for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics. “We look forward to welcoming back many who have attended one or more of our previous meetings and extend a warm welcome to those who will attend for the first time,” said Aaron Hager, a...
FFA Acquaintance Day 2015 On a cold and rainy November day, the last thing students expected was to be snacking on freshly-picked, vine-ripened tomatoes grown locally in Rochelle. But 42 DeKalb County FFA members and their ag teachers did just that after their tour of MightyVine’s 7.5 acre hydroponic greenhouse. This was the first stop...
One farmers feeds 168 people. Farmers work hard to provide us with food, fiber and fuel. As we approach the holiday season we express our gratitude to farmers. You, too, can thank a farmer. Send us a note on Facebook and we will share your note of thanks with farmers.  
Modern livestock and grain farms, centennial farms, an archeological dig site, and repurposed barns are all included in the 2016 DeKalb County Barn Tour taking place on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This unique opportunity to tour local historic barns is sponsored jointly by the J.F. Glidden Homestead and Historical...
The DeKalb County Lamb & Wool Producers will hold their annual Lamb Buffet this Saturday, February 7 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...
Philip Nelson, immediate past Illinois Farm Bureau president, plans to transition toward a new job this week -- Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) director. Gov. Bruce Rauner nominated the Seneca farmer to the post to succeed Bob Flider. Nelson said he plans to put a “new face” on the department...
From Farm Week Now by By Deana Stroisch A coalition of 24 Illinois organizations - from farmers to miners to homebuilders -- has joined efforts to oppose proposed changes to federal rules governing "waters of the U.S." The coalition, which includes the Illinois Farm Bureau, held a news conference last Monday at...
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!
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently awarded 12 scholarships to deserving college students. The Foundation congratulates these students receiving the Ag Discipline, Arden & Dorothy Baie, Medical and Robert Morley Science Scholarships. Scholarship winners are: Ag Discipline: Dayna Anderson, Shabbona; Kelsey Faivre. DeKalb and Sara Schafer, DeKalb....