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Harvest A Legacy with the Foundation for Agriculture

Like a farmer harvests his crops, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture harvests knowledge, understanding and awareness of agriculture. Harvest Awareness We represent farmers and agriculture by sharing accurate, up-to-date information about food and farm production. Our outreach extends to students, teachers and all ages of people in our community. Harvest ...read more

Six Earn American FFA Degree Honors

DeKalb County Farm Bureau congratulates six young adults who recently earned their American FFA Degree. This degree is the highest achievement attainable by an FFA member. These young adults were honored with the American FFA Degree during the virtual National FFA Convention. Earning the American FFA Degree from DeKalb County FFA ...read more

Local Teachers Adapt to Times

We asked local ag teachers/FFA advisors how they are adapting to remote, hybrid and limited in-school teaching at their schools. Here’s what they told us. DeKalb Dayna Anderson & Sarah Peterson Method of Teaching: Remote Q: How do you run your greenhouse and ag shop without students being at school? A: For our ag mechanics ...read more

Teaching Ag in the Burbs

Local girl closes the gap between urban & rural. Lauren Frances wasn’t raised on a farm yet agriculture was all around her growing up outside of Waterman. She naturally learned about corn and cows from her rural community and in ag classes. But the urban students she teaches at Naperville North High ...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

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

What is 4-H?

4-H is a youth organization for boys and girls between the ages of 8-18 (as of Sept.1) that offers hands-on learning opportunities through project work and community club involvement. In 4-H there are over 170 different projects that youth can choose from. These projects include cooking, electricity, robotics, sewing, computers, ...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.

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