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Bright Future Ahead for Agriculture

Chase Clausen earns first Bob & Norma Wildenradt Ag Scholarship. Bob and Norma Wildenradt endowed a gift to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to support young people with a promising future in agriculture. “We especially want to help college students who are looking at a career in agriculture,” said ...read more

Honoring the Legacy of DeKalb Ag

Avery Plote is first recipient of the DeKalb Ag Scholarship. The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently awarded 24 scholarships to deserving college students. The Foundation congratulates these students receiving Ag Discipline Scholarships, Orville A. Olson Ag Scholarship, Bob & Norma Wildenradt Ag Scholarship, Arden & Dorothy Baie Scholarships, ...read more

College Students Receive Scholarships

Farm Bureau Foundation Awards 24 Scholarships The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently awarded 24 scholarships to deserving college students. The Foundation congratulates these students receiving Ag Discipline Scholarships, Orville A. Olson Ag Scholarship, Bob & Norma Wildenradt Ag Scholarship, Arden & Dorothy Baie Scholarships, Medical Scholarships, Robert Morley ...read more

Teacher Feature – Sue Pelikan

Teaching: School: St. Mary, DeKalb Grade: 5th Number of years teaching: 22 years Farm Bureau/Ag Literacy connection: I have taken the Farm Bureau’s Summer Ag Institute several times, and I am the Ag Ambassador for my school. I was the first Dairy Princess in DeKalb County, when I was Sue Harms. What is your favorite ...read more

Teacher Feature – Sarah Alexander

Teaching: Teacher: Sarah Alexander     School: North Elementary School, Sycamore        Grade: 1st Number of years teaching: 13 years Farm Bureau/Ag Literacy connection: I have always enjoyed when volunteers from Ag in the Classroom come into our classroom to work with my first graders and teach them about agriculture and seeds. I was also fortunate enough to ...read more

Visual Look at 2020 DeKalb County 4-H Fair

Some DeKalb County 4-H members sent us pictures of their projects which they will be virtually this year. Here's a look at local members and their general and animal projects.

Looking Back: Livestock Show Memories

Farm kids remember the days when they showed livestock at the DeKalb County 4-H Fair. Even if it’s been 60+ years. Their prized animals were selected from their farm herd or purchased in hopes of showing their finest livestock. After the fair, their show animals returned to the farm. We asked these ...read more

Show Biz – Roach Brothers

Nick Roach vividly remembers his first year of showing sheep. Days before the 4-H fair he sheared the thick fleece of wool from his young ewe in preparation for the show. It’s then when he realized his sheep was “really skinny.” “I placed second to last at the show,” explained Nick. ...read more

FFA Members Earn State Awards

Eleven Receive State FFA Degrees at Virtual Convention DeKalb County Farm Bureau congratulates this year’s State FFA Degree recipients from DeKalb County. Eleven young people were recognized with the State Degree at the Illinois FFA Virtual Convention a few weeks ago. The State FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have ...read more

Teacher Feature – Toni Gabriel

Teaching: School: Genoa-Kingston High School Grade: 9-12 Subjects: Agriculture Number of years teaching: 15 years Farm Bureau/Ag Literacy connection: My students help present Ag in the Classroom lessons every year, and I have been the ag literacy ambassador for our school.  What is your favorite unit to teach? I truly enjoy teaching agriculture in all aspects ...read more