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Creating Cover Art

What does agriculture look like to an elementary student? As part of Farm Bureau’s new cover design contest, students showed us by drawing illustrations depicting agriculture. In 1990, DeKalb County Farm Bureau launched a poster contest for elementary students. Three years later, it became a t-shirt design contest. In 2002, students ...read more

Farm Bureau Scholarships Now Available

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation announces the availability of Senior Scholarships. The Foundation will grant 10 scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a college education. High school seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall of 2020 are eligible to ...read more

Agriculture Options

High schoolers face an abundance of options as they begin to consider what they will do after graduation. Agriculture provides these students with post-graduation opportunities in over 250 careers. The FFA Career Day, held at DeKalb County Farm Bureau, was developed to help high school students explore these options. The annual day-long ...read more

Farm Bureau Senior Scholarships Available

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation announces the availability of applications for its Senior Scholarships in January. The Foundation will grant 10 scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a college education. High school seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall ...read more

Four Earn American FFA Degrees at Convention

DeKalb County Farm Bureau congratulates four young adults who recently earned their American FFA Degree. This degree is the highest achievement attainable by an FFA member. The American FFA Degree was recently presented to members at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Earning the American FFA Degree from DeKalb County FFA ...read more

Books Build Ag Literacy

Did you know… If popped, the twenty million kernels of popcorn produced on one acre of land would cover the ground like four inches of snow? A single Merino sheep hair is three times finer than the average human hair? A boy named Junius who was born into slavery later ...read more

The ABC’s of Farm Bureau Young Leaders

Are you interested in agriculture and between the ages of 18-35? Join the DeKalb County Young Leaders. As a Young Leader you will have opportunities to tour agribusinesses, meet new friends, develop professional skills, and make a difference within your community. It’s as easy as ABC. Always make time to meet people. Nearly ...read more

Forecast for Change

By Mindy Smits Change can be scary, difficult, nerve-wracking…the list goes on and on. Yet change is happening all around. For some of us it is starting college or transitioning out of college. For some it is wondering what your summers will be like after your last county fair. For some the ...read more

Show Days

Take a look at the 2019 DeKalb County 4-H Fair.                       2019 DeKalb County 4-H Grand Champions Market Steer - Brody Engel, Genoa Prairie Gems; Beef Female - Sara Johnson, Esmond Echoes; Dairy - Destiny Fogle, Somonauk Haymakers; Meat Goat - Tomi Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors; Market Goat - Trevor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems; ...read more

College to Corn Fields

Olivia Harvell and Samantha “Sam” Fleming giggle, just like they did when they were little. They have been friends “forever” say the 20-year-olds in unison. “We have baby pictures together – I think we came into this world as friends,” chuckled Sam. Olivia claims that the two have done just about everything ...read more