DeKalb County Ag by the Numbers – Plunging Temperatures

February 13, 2019

There are some records not worth breaking. That’s the case with record low temperatures throughout Illinois this winter.

According to the National Weather Service, DeKalb County reached -26° F  in January. This was one degree warmer than the county record of -27° F set in 1985.

This winter’s temperatures have made DeKalb County colder than Antarctica, Alaska, and the North Pole!

So, how do frigid temperatures affect agriculture? Livestock farmers braved these arctic temperatures to care for their animals by providing shelter, feed, water and comfort.