Scholarship Donors and Students Connect

College students who earned DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships connected with the generous donors of endowed scholarships being presented for this first year. Schelkopf Scholarship McKenna Dayhuff of rural Somonauk recently met with members of the Schelkopf family at the Farm Bureau. A senior at Iowa State University studying agriculture and more

Scholarships Awarded to 22 Students

Farm Bureau Foundation announces college scholarship recipients The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently awarded scholarships to deserving college students of Farm Bureau families. Students were selected by the Scholarship Committee based on academics, college and community activities, leadership, work experience, and essays. The Foundation congratulates students receiving these scholarships. College more

Worlds Apart – Shabbona to Kenya

TechLit Africa & Ag in the Classroom collaborate When Cindi Cinnamon first stepped inside a classroom in rural Kenya she had flashbacks to the past, reminiscent of classrooms in America over a century ago. “It was a throwback to the past,” said Cindi. “Chalk writing on the blackboard. Homemade desks, mostly bench-style more

Delving into DeKalb County History

DeKalb third grade students, teachers attend ag History Expo Novelist Pearl S. Buck once said, “If you want to understand today you have to search yesterday.” In April, third graders from the DeKalb school district searched the past and gained knowledge of the present during a multi-day expo at DeKalb County more

Digging into Farm Life

Farm Field Trip for Dummer Students Sandwich area farmers Alan and JoAnn Adams and their family once again hosted fourth graders from Dümmer Elementary on a field trip to their farm this spring. About 130 students from six classrooms visited the farm in May. While there, they learned how beef cattle are more

Reflections – Student Creativity Defines County

DeKalb County boasts a broad history of competition for students across the county to highlight their talent. Competition involving showing livestock, playing or singing music, presenting essays, or giving orations are common. But students also competed in Latin, marbles, designing window treatments, and in typing, shorthand, and bookkeeping. Sometimes, though, changes more

Senior Scholarships awarded to students

Five high school seniors were recently selected to receive Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships This year marks the 67th year of awarding DeKalb County Farm Bureau Senior Scholarships. The scholarship program was started in 1956 with the first scholarships given to five NIU students. In 2023, five students attending a variety of colleges more

Where Agriculture & Art Intersect

What do you get when you combine farm-focused lessons, artistic kids, and an opportunity to illustrate agriculture? Clever and creative cover designs, that’s what! Cover design winner Scarlett Tompkin’s third grade class gathers to celebrate at Indian Creek. DeKalb County Farm Bureau has offered a design contest for elementary students for more more

Ag-Related Scholarships for Local Students

Check out these college scholarships for students studying agriculture DeKalb County SWCD Scholarships The DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) provides scholarship opportunities for 2023. Scholarship information and applications are posted on their website under the News/Events tab. Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship - The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship more

Farm Bureau Senior Scholarships

High School Seniors may apply for college scholarships High school seniors can apply now for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation Senior Scholarships.The Foundation will grant five scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a college education in any field of study. Heidi Wood of Sycamore was one of the 2022 recipients more