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Registration deadline: June 1 Join us for a day of safety and fun, for rural children ages 8-12. Children will learn about: ATVs, Fire Safety, Farm Machinery, Grain Bin and Wagons, First Aid and Rescue Training, Farm Animals, Lawnmowers, Electricity, Chemicals, Hearing, Semi-Tractor and Trailer, and Bicycle Safety Camp Hosts: Jerry & Mary Lynn...
Your generous contributions support programs like Ag in the Classroom and scholarships. Please consider the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for #YearEndGiving. plantalegacy.org Visit the DeKalb County Farm Bureau online now to learn much more!
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 DeKalb County Farm Bureau and its Foundation will be awarding scholarships to college students through three different programs – Ag Discipline, Medical, and Morley Science.  Applications for these scholarships are available here. Completed applications are due by Wednesday, June 25. To qualify, students or their parents/guardians must be “M”...
Those fluffy white snowflakes accumulate but when they melt they provide moisture to our soils. When surface temperatures are around 30 degrees, 10 inches of snow is equivalent to 1 inch of rainfall!  DeKalb County has had 28.3" of snow this winter. The more you know!! From the DeKalb County Farm...

Farm Bill Meetings

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Farmers will learn more about the new Farm Bill at informational meetings planned for next month. Two meetings are scheduled for December at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture. The dates are Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the...
Weather-related decision permits trucks hauling ag commodities to exceed gross vehicle weight limits, speed crop transportation Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a statewide harvest emergency to assist farmers and grain handlers who are grappling with the fallout of rain-related delays. "Illinois is home to 72,000 farms on 26.7 million acres. We...
President Obama signed the farm bill during a visit to Michigan State University on Friday. We have a summary available on some of the highlights of the new farm bill. President Barack Obama signed the five-year farm bill into law at the Michigan State University  Friday - just days after...
Your lungs are never worth the risk. Carolyn Sheridan from AgriSafe discusses with a farm family the importance of using masks in agricultural settings and the health consequences of dust exposure in these settings. Learn more about respiratory protection on the farm today by watching this video: Brought to you by...
What if your survival and that of your family depended on growing your own crops? And what if you were starting with wild plants? No seeds from a seed catalog. No started plants from a garden center or farm market. It’s just you and the plants you can find in...
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...
Bending, checking, picking, weeding and watering: summer days are long, hot and busy for Mark Yaeger. Summer is sweet corn season at his business, Yaeger's Farm Market. That means Mark and his family are busy keeping up with customers who are eager to savor fresh sweet corn and other...