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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

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

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

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

Sawyer Willrett Tops in State FFA Beef Production

Raising beef has always been a passion of Sawyer Willrett. “I’m able to take so much knowledge and skills away from it and I’m extremely grateful to be involved in an operation that in turn feeds the world,” said Sawyer. The young Malta beef producer won the State FFA Beef Production Entrepreneur ...read more

First Joe Barshinger Ag Scholarship Granted

Tate Johnson is grateful for being  the recipient of this scholarship. “It means a lot being the first person to receive the Joe Barshinger Ag Scholarship,” said Tate Johnson. “My family has known the Barshingers for a long time now and my Grandpa used to be good friends with Joe.” Tate was ...read more