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Visual Look at 2020 DeKalb County 4-H Fair

Some DeKalb County 4-H members sent us pictures of their projects which they will be virtually this year. Here's a look at local members and their general and animal projects.

Show Biz – Roach Brothers

Nick Roach vividly remembers his first year of showing sheep. Days before the 4-H fair he sheared the thick fleece of wool from his young ewe in preparation for the show. It’s then when he realized his sheep was “really skinny.” “I placed second to last at the show,” explained Nick. ...read more

FFA Members Earn State Awards

Eleven Receive State FFA Degrees at Virtual Convention DeKalb County Farm Bureau congratulates this year’s State FFA Degree recipients from DeKalb County. Eleven young people were recognized with the State Degree at the Illinois FFA Virtual Convention a few weeks ago. The State FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have ...read more

DeKalb County 4-H Fair Goes Virtual

Like many other summer events, the DeKalb County 4-H Fair will not be the same as in past year’s but will take on a virtual format. That means that projects will not be taken to the Farm Bureau Building as part of the General Projects Show in July and livestock will ...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

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