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Four Earn American FFA Degrees at Convention

DeKalb County Farm Bureau congratulates four young adults who recently earned their American FFA Degree. This degree is the highest achievement attainable by an FFA member. The American FFA Degree was recently presented to members at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Earning the American FFA Degree from DeKalb County FFA ...read more

Books Build Ag Literacy

Did you know… If popped, the twenty million kernels of popcorn produced on one acre of land would cover the ground like four inches of snow? A single Merino sheep hair is three times finer than the average human hair? A boy named Junius who was born into slavery later ...read more

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 ...read 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 ...read 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; ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more