The ABC’s of Farm Bureau Young Leaders

Are you interested in agriculture and between the ages of 18-35? Join the DeKalb County Young Leaders. As a Young Leader you will have opportunities to tour agribusinesses, meet new friends, develop professional skills, and make a difference within your community. It’s as easy as ABC. Always make time to meet people. Nearly more

Forecast for Change

By Mindy Smits Change can be scary, difficult, nerve-wracking…the list goes on and on. Yet change is happening all around. For some of us it is starting college or transitioning out of college. For some it is wondering what your summers will be like after your last county fair. For some the more

Show Days

Take a look at the 2019 DeKalb County 4-H Fair.                       2019 DeKalb County 4-H Grand Champions Market Steer - Brody Engel, Genoa Prairie Gems; Beef Female - Sara Johnson, Esmond Echoes; Dairy - Destiny Fogle, Somonauk Haymakers; Meat Goat - Tomi Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors; Market Goat - Trevor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems; more

College to Corn Fields

Olivia Harvell and Samantha “Sam” Fleming giggle, just like they did when they were little. They have been friends “forever” say the 20-year-olds in unison. “We have baby pictures together – I think we came into this world as friends,” chuckled Sam. Olivia claims that the two have done just about everything more

Life Lessons Learned: Showing Livestock

A Good Work Ethic. Dedication. Responsibility. Care. Passion. Confidence. Love for Animals. After years of showing livestock at the DeKalb County 4-H Fair, these experienced young people share what they learned in and out of the show ring. They are nearing the end of their 4-H show days. Farm Bureau salutes more

College Students Earn Scholarships

Students return to college with some financial support from Farm Bureau. The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently awarded 19 scholarships to deserving college students. The Foundation congratulates these students receiving the Ag Discipline Scholarship, Orville A. Olson Ag Scholarship, Arden & Dorothy Baie Scholarship, Medical Scholarship and the more

Tops in State – 18 Locals Earn State FFA Degree

DeKalb County Farm Bureau congratulates this year's State FFA Degree recipients from DeKalb County. Eighteen young people were recognized with the State Degree at the Illinois FFA Convention last month. The State FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the organization more

FFA Chapters Elevate Experience

DeKalb County was well represented at the 2019 Illinois FFA Convention with FFA members and advisers participating in the Springfield based meeting, June 11-13. This year’s state FFA theme was “ELEVATE” with jam-packed sessions for students to: “Elevate Your Experience, Elevate Your Team, Elevate Your Impact, Elevate Your Voice, Elevate Your more

Cultivating Young Leaders

Gord completes ALOT Leeson Gord of Sandwich recently completed the Illinois Farm Bureau Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program. This year’s ALOT class of 21graduates studied and developed leadership skills in the areas of communication, political process, agricultural economics, and global issues as part of the nine-week training program. Illinois Farm Bureau created more

Senior Scholarships Awarded to Students

Ten high school seniors were selected for Farm Bureau scholarships. The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation congratulates local high school seniors who received this year’s Senior Scholarships. A committee of Farm Bureau members made the selection of scholarship recipients based on academics, leadership and community service. Each of the students will be more