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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.

It’s spring and farmers are busy planting corn & soybeans. As you drive by farm fields be cognizant of farmers working and watch for farm vehicles using roads and highways. Be alert and slow down while traveling on roads with farm equipment. Together, let’s make this a safe planting season. From...
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...
Support agricultural outreach by donating to our Foundation for Agriculture today! #GivingTuesday
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
Governor Pat Quinn today saluted Illinois' grain farmers on an outstanding 2013, including a nation-leading soybean crop. Final 2013 crop production figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) show Illinois harvested 462 million bushels of soybeans last fall, 51 million more than any other state in the...
Join the University of Illinois Extension for their First Detector Workshop this Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Illinois First Detector Workshops are designed to improve first detector training and invasive species awareness in order to enable early detection and management response for invasive pests....
The Midwest Museum of Natural History announces their newest rotating exhibition, agriCULTURE, opening June 23. The exhibit will feature farm fun for the kids in an interactive area. Children can dress up like a farmer, harvest crops, get a whiff of farm smells and enjoy matching livestock, plus other fun...

Why Pesticides?

Just what ARE pesticides, and why are they used? Check out the DeKalb County Farm Bureau's article from the August issue of Connections Magazine here.  
Q: What breed or brand of beef do you prefer for your own personal use? A: It’s not so much the color of the animal or the pedigree, but what you feed an animal that makes for good tasting beef. Most farmers who raise beef cattle will choose an animal to...
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Give the Gift of Grain

Donating a gift of grain can make a lasting difference. The value of the grain can be used to support charitable causes in your community. Give a Gift of Grain is a new initiative of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The Foundations are...
UPDATED 3/19/15: The newest bundles of joy were welcomed with gift baskets at Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Valley West Hospital during National Agriculture Week, March 22-28. All new babies born during the week received special gift baskets filled with an assortment of ag-related products compliments of local farmers, ag...
Q: What are the different grades of beef and what should I look for when purchasing beef from the meat case? A: Prime, Choice, Select and Standard are the different quality grades of beef. The quality of beef and marbling are important when choosing desirable cuts. When you bite into...