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The Cultures of Agriculture

Exploring the Diversities of Food and FarmingThursday, July 309 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. This FREE 5-hour mini-conference will feature: • Lessons highlighting the diversities and cultures of agriculture • Overview of Illinois Ag in the Classroom resources like Ag Mags and grants • Exploration of ag literacy resources available online • Presentations from Illinois commodity ...read more

Sandwich Fair Cancelled This Year

The Board of Directors of the Sandwich Fair Association voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Sandwich Fair which was scheduled Sept. 9-13. In the history of the county fair, the fair has never been cancelled, even during wartimes, bad weather, and other unsettling events in our country’s history. Fair Board President Larry ...read more

Waterman Tractor Parade Coming July 18

There’s a summer parade in Waterman that you won’t want to miss! And this one is exclusively tractors! See lots of tractors – from vintage to modern ones – as the farm machines power through the streets of Waterman on Saturday, July 18. Farmers and other tractor drivers will showcase a ...read more

See Some of the Best Shows in Branson for Farm Bureau Members

Branson Christmas Tour scheduled for Nov. 16-19. Farm Bureau is returning to Branson to see some of the best shows for the Christmas season. The Branson Christmas Tour is scheduled for Nov. 16-19. The line-up of shows includes: The Hughes Brothers, Lennon Sisters, Jimmy Osmond, Dutton Family, Texas Tenors, Brett Family, Clay ...read more

The Savannah Sipping Society at Circa 21

Join Farm Bureau for this Sept. 2 trip to Rock Island dinner theatre. Farm Bureau has a group of tickets for Circa 21’s show: The Savannah Sipping Society on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in Rock Island. The show: After a hot yoga class brings four women “of a certain age” together, they decide ...read more

Rocky Coast of Maine Trip Planned for Fall

Take a fall trip to the beautiful state of Maine with the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and American Classic Tours, Oct. 13-19. Along the rocky Atlantic coast from Portland to Bar Harbor are charming New England scenes of seaside villages, lighthouses and lobster fishermen. This guided tour is a must for ...read more

Back to Belfry for Elvis Tribute

Farm Bureau returns to the Belfry Theatre for another amazing show! The Elvis Tribute presented by Dean Z features a fabulous, upbeat show at the Belfry Theatre. Dean Z is a winner of the international Elvis Tribute Artist competition. He has traveled all over the world, and continues to headline in ...read more

Winston Churchill: British Bulldog

This year commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. So it’s rather fitting to learn more about the war with a guest appearance by Winston Churchill, portrayed by Terry Lynch, on Monday, Aug. 3 at Farm Bureau.  The British Bulldog, Winston Churchill, was one of the most ...read more

Prime Timers BBQ Becomes Drive Thru

When you can’t have a gathering of 150 people at Farm Bureau you improvise. This year, the Prime Timers BBQ will be a drive thru which will allow Farm Bureau members to enjoy a delicious picnic style meal to be picked up in the Farm Bureau parking lot and taken home.  The ...read more

DeKalb County 4-H Fair Goes Virtual

Like many other summer events, the DeKalb County 4-H Fair will not be the same as in past year’s but will take on a virtual format. That means that projects will not be taken to the Farm Bureau Building as part of the General Projects Show in July and livestock will ...read more