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March 2022

Pesticide Testing for Farmers

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Farmers who need to renew their private pesticide applicator license have an opportunity at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture this winter. In-person testing is scheduled for Wednesdays, Jan.12, Feb. 9, and March 9, 2022. The Illinois Department of Agriculture will offer pesticide applicator testing from 9 a.m. until noon in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. This is a test-only session. To register for the in-person testing go to the Illinois Department of Agriculture website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Pesticides/Pages/in-person-testing.aspx. Farmers are required to…

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SILO Film Viewing & FBFM Meeting

March 17
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Last year’s farm year was one of the best for some local farmers and a good year for other farmers. FBFM has the numbers to prove it. Scott Newport will present an Ag Year in Review at the Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Analysis Meeting on Thursday, March 17 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. The FBFM specialist will offer his analysis of 2021 farm data for FBFM cooperators, including corn and soybean yields and farm earnings. He will also…

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National Ag Day!

March 22
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Farm Bureau Senior Scholarships Due

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Apply at www.PlantALegacy.org.

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April 2022

Prime Timers – Sheriff Andy Sullivan

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s aware of the many cases in which the elderly are being scammed throughout DeKalb County. “It’s unfortunate that people take advantage of our seniors and they become victims of these crimes,” said Sheriff Andy Sullivan. The Sheriff will give Farm Bureau members an update in his presentation entitled, “Seniors, Don’t Be Scammed” on Monday, April 4. He is the featured speaker at the Prime Timers program which begins at 1 p.m. in…

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Illusionist Magic Show at Lake Geneva

April 23

Illusionist Tristan Crist presents magic up-close and personal. Witness large illusions in an intimate setting at the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre in Lake Geneva, Wis. Farm Bureau has reserved seats for the Saturday evening April 23, 2022 show. Every seat is close to the action! The show is 65 minutes of Vegas-style magic and illusion with new tricks. The show comes to a thrilling end as a real HELICOPTER appears on stage only a few feet away. You won’t believe…

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May 2022

Prime Timers – Sycamore High School String Quartet

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Farm Bureau members are in for a real treat with students from the Sycamore High School Orchestra performing here on Monday, May 2. The musical performance will occur during the Prime Timers monthly program beginning at 1 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater. The Sycamore Orchestra Program is a comprehensive 4th-12th grade music experience. Students can learn the violin, viola, cello and string bass beginning in 4th grade. Each year, students are given more challenging music along with…

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East Troy Electric Railroad

May 19

Experience a 14-mile trip through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside aboard the East Troy Railroad this spring. DeKalb County Farm Bureau has reserved a train car exclusively for Farm Bureau members for a scenic ride and lunch dining aboard the East Troy Electric Railroad on Thursday, May 19. The lunch charter features a fine dining experience with a hot served chicken meal during a leisurely ride from the East Troy depot to Lower Phantom Lake. Docents aboard the train will share…

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June 2022

Prime Timers: Winston Churchill

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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British Bulldog Winston Churchill was one of the most influential people of the 20th Century. Hear the story of the life and career of this larger-than-life character as portrayed by Terry Lynch for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Lynch brings history to life with Churchill’s participation in the Boer War as a military journalist, to his time as first Lord of the Admiralty, his career in Parliament, and finally his becoming British Prime Minister…

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REGISTRATION CLOSED – Farm Safety Camp For Kids

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Road
Malta, IL 60150 United States
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Join us for a day of safety and fun, for rural children ages 8-12 at Jonamac Orchard. Children will learn about: ATVs, Fire Safety, Farm Machinery, Grain Bin & Wagons, First Aid & Rescue, Farm Animals, Lawnmowers, Electricity, Chemicals, Hearing, Semi-Tractor/Trailer, Bicycle Safety Registration Fee: $10 (Fee includes t-shirt, lunch, and materials) Registration deadline: June 3 (No refunds after June 3) Sponsored by the DeKalb County Farm Bureau with support from COUNTRY Financial DeKalb Agency, Conserv FS, and local businesses.…

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