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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

Senior Scholarships Awarded to Students

Ten high school seniors earn 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 ten students earned the $1,200 ...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

Creating Cover Art

What does agriculture look like to an elementary student? As part of Farm Bureau’s new cover design contest, students showed us by drawing illustrations depicting agriculture. In 1990, DeKalb County Farm Bureau launched a poster contest for elementary students. Three years later, it became a t-shirt design contest. In 2002, students ...read more

Farm Bureau Scholarships Now Available

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation announces the availability of Senior Scholarships. The Foundation will grant 10 scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a college education. High school seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall of 2020 are eligible to ...read more

Agriculture Options

High schoolers face an abundance of options as they begin to consider what they will do after graduation. Agriculture provides these students with post-graduation opportunities in over 250 careers. The FFA Career Day, held at DeKalb County Farm Bureau, was developed to help high school students explore these options. The annual day-long ...read more

Farm Bureau Senior Scholarships Available

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation announces the availability of applications for its Senior Scholarships in January. The Foundation will grant 10 scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a college education. High school seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall ...read more

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