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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.

For some reason, milk has been under attack. Some critics are saying don’t drink milk – it’s unneeded, unnatural and bad for you. That couldn’t be further from the truth, points out the www.milktruth.com website. Thousands of scientific studies have documented the benefits of drinking milk. Don’t be misled by...
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom taught area Ag Literacy coordinators new ag related lessons today. This lesson teaches students about the different “hats” that farmers wear on the farm. Ag in the Classroom needs volunteers DeKalb County Farm Bureau needs 100 volunteers to teach elementary students about farming. Sound impossible? It’s...
Responsibly dispose of your household hazardous waste in a waste collection drive being held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Bring your household hazardous waste to the collection site at the Farm Bureau parking lots from 9 a.m. until noon. The waste collection will be limited to...
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.  
Some say DeKalb County is a collar county of Chicago. We beg to differ. Look around and you'll see plenty of farms and farmland. It's a fact: 88% of the land base in DeKalb County is classified as FARMLAND, comprising 370,772 acres. DeKalb County has some of the best soils for...
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...
Women who own or manage farmland in DeKalb and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on March 31, 2014 in Sycamore. The program is called Women Caring for the Land and is sponsored by a sustainability grant from the Illinois Department...
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...
The University of Illinois Extension will host a Soil and Water Management Seminar this Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web conferencing from 9 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at the DeKalb County Extension Office inside the DeKalb County Farm Bureau,  (1350 W Prairie Drive...
Pull into the enchanted driveway at Camelot Christmas Tree Farm and you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and “hello” by Bob Faivre. It’s his special post during the Christmas tree sales season. After a brief chat, Bob will direct you around the family farm to choose and cut...
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau thanks the nearly 100 volunteers who delivered agricultural presentations and reached nearly 3,200 students as part of the Ag in the Classroom program in February. Here, Eric Lawler explains the parts of the corn kernel to third graders at Brooks Elementary in the “It’s...
It's February and it's snowing! Those fluffy white snowflakes accumulated but when they melt they provide moisture to our soils. Ten inches f snow is equivalent to one inch of rainfall, when surface temperatures are around 30degrees Fahrenheit. Last year we received an exceptional amount of snow - 70 inches,...