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Decades of Corn Talk

Eric Lawler is simply "amaizing." For more than two decades he's been talking about corn in the classroom. Armed with a bushel basket full of corn-related materials and a lesson, Eric Lawler visits elementary schools to help grow young minds and share kernels of knowledge. “It’s important to get in front of more

A Continued AITC Family Tradition

“My sister and I went to school here. When we were here, it was surrounded by cornfields,” Susan Deihs informed a class of eager fourth grade students. Susan and her sister, Kathy Stice, gave Ag in the Classroom (AITC)  presentations at Southeast Elementary School in Sycamore, the same school they attended more

30 Years of Ag Discipline Scholarships

In three decades, 101 students have received Farm Bureau ag scholarships totaling over $189,000. DeKalb County Farm Bureau has been awarding Ag Discipline Scholarships to college students majoring in an agricultural curriculum for 30 years. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to juniors and seniors in college. The number of scholarships given more

Meet Brent & Kyla – PM Members

Brent and Kyla Hueber are connected to agriculture in so many ways that’s why they became PM members of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. The Professional M (PM) membership is for those in agribusiness professions who are supportive of agriculture, but are not farmers or landowners (M members). Previously, the Huebers were more

Over 60 Years of Senior Scholarships

The Farm Bureau Senior Scholarship has been awarded to 1,094 students since 1956, amounting to a total of $1.6 million. DeKalb County Farm Bureau has been financially helping students of Farm Bureau members for more than six decades through the Senior Scholarship program. The Senior Scholarship was started in 1956. Four students more

Farm Driven

The Duvick family attributes their farm upbringing for their drive to succeed in life. Micah Duvick doesn’t mind hard work. Neither do his siblings. “Growing up on the farm instilled in us a good work ethic,” said Micah. He and his three siblings helped their grandfather and father with typical farm chores more

FFA in the Spotlight

Agriculture is part of our everyday lives – from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. This week FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing agricultural education as part of National FFA Week. National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23, is a time for FFA more

Ag Consulting Group Opens New Office

Step inside the main corridor of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture and the first office on your right is the Ag Consulting Group (ACG). Farm Bureau welcomes ACG as a new tenant to the building effective January 1st. Occupying the office is ACG territory manager Jeff Worster. “We want more

Exploring STEM Careers

“I didn’t know I can be a graphic designer AND work in agriculture.” –Alex “I want to be an animal nutritionist because I like science and math.” –Vanessa These are just two of the responses generated by 460 students who recently experienced “Exploring STEM Careers in Agriculture” lessons. The presentations were conducted in more

DeKalb Ag Alumni Earmark Funds for Scholarship

It was a bittersweet moment for the DEKALB Ag Alumni Association. The Alumni voted to disband their association but are using their remaining funds for an agricultural scholarship. At the 40th Annual DEKALB Ag Alumni Reunion, members of the association decided it was time for the group to disperse based on more