Learning About Soils & Ag Careers

Understanding soils and exploring agricultural related careers was accomplished in one day of learning at the Conserv FS facility in Waterman. Over 200 high school students from throughout Northern Illinois and their FFA advisers participated in this newly combined event for FFA members in Section 6 and 7. FS partnered with more

Students Earn American FFA Degree

At this year’s National FFA Convention, 11 FFA students from DeKalb County chapters earned their American FFA Degree. They are: Jessica Carlson, Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA; Hayley Foss, Genoa-Kingston FFA; Kendal Hawbaker and Madeline Noble, Hinckley-Big Rock FFA; Jared Clausen, Allie Drake, Tyler Ekstrom, Morgan Fidler, Max Griffey, Jesse Mantzke, and Jaedyn Slutz, more

Students Experience History of One-Room Schools

Have you ever heard someone say, “Education sure has changed since I was a kid?” or “That’s not the way we did math when I was in school?” It’s true education has changed a great deal in the 144 years that Old North Grove School has been standing, on its original more

Students Rewarded with Scholarships

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently awarded 19 scholarships to deserving college students of Farm Bureau families. The Foundation congratulates these students receiving the Ag Discipline, DeKalb Ag Scholarship, Raymond & Frances Katz Ag Scholarship, Leonard & Vivian Nelson Ag Scholarship, Orville A. Olson Ag Scholarship, Bob & more

FFA at State

Local students excel Sheep Star Discovery Star FFA Award in Sheep Breeding Drake Slutz, a third generation sheep farmer from Sycamore, recently was named Discovery Star Farmer for Illinois. This top FFA award is unique in that it was given to this eighth grader and is the first in the history of the more

Farm Safety First

Kids learn how important safety is on the farm Farm safety is important! By educating our youth about it we can prevent accidents from occurring. If children are educated and know the appropriate safety precautions, the hope is that they can use this knowledge to prevent accidents and stay safe on more

Creative Minds & Cover Designs

Every picture tells a story When you ask a young person to draw a picture you readily see their creativity and originality in their artwork. So when Farm Bureau asked students to illustrate their connection to agriculture for their Cover Design Contest, you guessed it, so many remarkable drawings were received more

Senior Scholarships Awarded to Students

Five high school seniors were recently selected to receive Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships. This year marks the 66th 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 2022, five students attending a variety of colleges more

Safety First! Farm Safety Camp for Kids Returns

Teaching rural children how to work and play safely in the country is what Farm Safety Camp is all about. Farm Safety Camp is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at Jonamac Orchard in rural Malta from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp is open to rural children ages 8 to 12 more

Player Profiles

Farm kids who play basketball in local high schools Ashleigh Wackerlin Nickname: AshSchool/Team Name: Hinckley Big-Rock RoyalsYear in School: SeniorAge: 17Basketball Position: GuardJersey Number: 15Height: 5' 1O"Years Playing Basketball: 4Personal Best: 33 points in a gameBest Moments in Basketball: My sophomore year I hit the game winning shot against Indian Creek, but more