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Safety Tips for a Jollier Holiday Season The winter holiday season comes with its own unique safety needs. Whether its tree and holiday plant safety, holiday decorations, or holiday shopping, these tips can help keep your festivities holly and jolly. Tree & holiday plant safety 1. Buy your tree from a local farm! ...read more

2020 Voters Guide

The Voters Guide features contested races of candidates serving DeKalb County and seeking the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, State Senate, State House of Representatives, County Circuit Clerk, County State's Attorney, County Coroner and County Board. Candidates are listed in order they appear on the ballot. Also provided is ...read more

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

Scholarships for College Students

Farm Bureau Foundation will award up to 22 scholarships. College students, here’s your chance to apply for scholarships to help with the cost of your college education. Seven different scholarships are available to students of Farm Bureau member families through the Farm Bureau Foundation. Beginning April 1, students may apply online at: www.PlantALegacy.org/scholarships. Deadline to ...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

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

Theme and Water Park Discounts Available

Great America-Gurnee This summer Great America introduces the triple-record breaking launch coaster, Maxx Force! This revolutionary new coaster will be the fastest launch coaster in North America. Reach speeds of 78 miles per hour in two seconds on this incredible record-breaker, featuring the fastest inversion and tallest double inversion of any ...read more

College Scholarships Due in June

Now is the time to apply for Farm Bureau Foundation College Scholarships! The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation offers the following college scholarships – Ag Discipline, Arden & Dorothy Baie, Medical, Orville A. Olson Ag, and Robert Morley Science scholarships. Applications for these scholarships are available on the Foundation website: www.PlantALegacy.org. To qualify, ...read 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 ...read more