Agriculture News

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.

Your generous contributions support programs like Ag in the Classroom and scholarships. Please consider the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for #YearEndGiving. Visit the DeKalb County Farm Bureau online now to learn much more!
A look back at this year's photo contest winners: Michele Whisenhunt, Amber Strohman, Felicia Martin, and Kendal Baker. Congratulations to all! Visit the DeKalb County Farm Bureau online now!
Support agricultural outreach by donating to our Foundation for Agriculture today! #GivingTuesday
Grateful for Grub: Where does your Thanksgiving food come from? Follow the DeKalb County Farm Bureau's Facebook page for daily food information leading up to Thanksgiving! Watch how cranberries make their way from the marsh to your meal.
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...
Teachers, bring the outfield into your classroom this #postseason! The Baseball Charm kit helps students learn the influence of agriculture on baseball. Check it out today by emailing
An Apple A Day... By the NUMBERS One of fall’s favorite fruits is the apple. Apples are grown in orchards and on farms. Of all the apples grown, half are sold fresh and half are made into apple sauce, apple juice or dehydrated apple products. Did you know: • Americans eat...
Teachers, you'll "fall" in love with these guided reading sets featuring specialty crops. Check them out today for your classroom! Email
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...
Sycamore's North Grove School changed rural education in Illinois. Check out Illinois Farm Bureau Partners inside look at DeKalb County's 139-year-old school. The History Behind Rural Education in Illinois -- Read more here! From the DeKalb County Farm Bureau
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!
Did you know? Each strand of silk on an ear of corn represents a kernel of corn. Learn more from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau! Follow them on Facebook too!