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DeKalb County Farm Bureau

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1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
815-756-6361 www.dekalbfarmbureau.org

April 2018

Estate Planning Seminar

April 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Two Sessions - Choose to attend one or both! RSVP by April 20th

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DeKalb 3rd Grade History Expo

April 26, 2018 - May 1, 2018
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

DeKalb 3rd graders will visit the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and learn about local, agricultural history.

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May 2018

Hiraeth Quartet Performance

May 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

The Hiraeth Quartet will perform a musical program, "Imagine: A Musical Butterfly Effect" on May 7 for Prime Timers. Taking influence mainly from Chinese, Indian and American music, along with Korean Pansori and Gypsy jazz, the quartet will play a variety of instruments like guitar, percussion, zither, steel drums, and have a vocalist for accompaniment. To register, call Farm Bureau at 815-756-6361. $7, Register by May 1

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Household Hazardous Waste Drive

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Hazardous Waste Disposal This event is for DeKalb County residents, proof of address is required. Limited to the first 200 cars. Questions? Contact the DeKalb County Solid Waste Specialist at 815-748-2408, recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org or visit health.dekalbcounty.org/environmental/waste.html.

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June 2018

Louisa May Alcott Historical Portrayal

June 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

For Farm Bureau Prime Timers: In 2018, the class book "Little Women" turns 150 years old. Mark the occasion with this newly revised living-history portrayal of beloved author Louisa May Alcott by award-winning actress Leslie Goddard. Miss Alcott shares stories of her poverty-filled childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and how "Little Women" came to be. To register, call 815-756-6361.

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August 2018

Water Well Screening for Rural Members

August 20, 2018 - August 24, 2018
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Pick up water testing kits Aug. 20-24 Return water kits on Aug. 27 $85 Rural residents in DeKalb County can have their water tested through a program offered by the Farm Bureau. The water screening will include extensive testing for commonly used agricultural chemicals by Heidelberg Laboratories based in Ohio. The water testing kits may be obtained Aug. 20-24 at the Farm Bureau office. Sample should be taken on Aug. 27 and returned the same day. Test results will be…

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Young Leaders Discussion Meet

August 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Are you passionate about agriculture and enjoy sharing your thoughts on agriculture issues? The Young Leaders Discussion Meet is an exchange of ideas and information about a particular topic in which contestants must analyze problems and determine solutions. Judges look for a contestant who offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication. District competition winners move on to the state competition at the IFB Annual Meeting in December. District & State Discussion Topics: Question 1: Technology is one of the driving forces…

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September 2018

Prime Timers Program: Mamie Eisenhower Portrayal

September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Mamie Eisenhower was America’s beloved First Lady from 1953 to 1961. She was also an Army wife, mother and grandmother. She even inspired her own color, Mamie Pink! Mamie will be portrayed in a living history program, “Mamie Eisenhower: The Hostess in Chief,” on Monday, Sept. 10 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Ellie Carlson of Chicago will portray Mamie. Ellie is a museum curator with 30 years of experience in small to mid-sized museums and a first-person interpreter portraying…

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December 2018

Christmas Brass Performance

December 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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The Kishwaukee Brass Quintet returns to DeKalb County Farm Bureau on Monday, Dec. 3. They will feature Christmas songs from America’s greatest seasonal hits at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater. Selections will include Andy Williams “It’s a Most Wonderful World,” Charlie Brown’s “Christmas Time is Here,” and “Holly and the Ivy.” Count on “Twelve Days of Christmas,” and “Silent Night” to stir your Christmas memories. Musical pieces will be selected from KBQ’s 125 Canadian Brass style Christmas library.…

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January 2019

Wacky Keys Performance

January 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Take a trip to Hawaii and other islands in this musical show by The Wacky Keys on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. This three-piece band plays a mixture of island music and pop hits from the ‘20s to the ‘60s. The band features Diane Norman on acoustic guitar, Mike Warfel on bass, and Dave “DK” Kolars on steel drum, guitar, mandolin and other strings. Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend this musical show at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau…

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AITC Volunteer Training

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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February 2019

DCFB Annual Meeting for M Voting Members

February 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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March 2019

Black Tie Trio

March 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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IF YOU LIKE THE MUSIC OF CROONERS LIKE FRANK SINATRA, MEL TORMÉ AND NAT KING COLE, YOU WILL ENJOY LISTENING TO THE BLACK TIE JAZZ TRIO. The Black Tie Jazz Trio will perform for Prime Timers on Monday, March 4 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Their performance begins at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater. The Trio consists of Kirk Lundbeck, trombone/vocals; Denny Vaupel, keyboard/vocals; and Joe Pasteris, percussion. Each of the local musicians has a degree in…

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April 2019

Best of Billie Holiday Prime Timers Program

April 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Jazz Vocalist and Actor Mardra Thomas portrays the triumphs and trials of jazz treasure Billie Holiday. Mardra Thomas is known for her realistic portrayal of Billie Holiday in concert and on the theatrical stage. This true-jazz vocalist is bringing her show to Farm Bureau on Monday, April 1. Costumed in a vintage gown with her signature gardenias, Mardra looks and sings the part of this iconic jazz vocalist. She takes you back to 1959 impersonating Billie Holiday with songs that…

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May 2019

Informational Meeting – Canadian Rockies Trip 2020

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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DeKalb County Farm Bureau has a trip to the Canadian Rockies planned for April 27-May 4, 2020 aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Learn more at this information meeting.

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Memorial Day Holiday – Farm Bureau Office Closed

May 27, 2019
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Farm Bureau is closed today. Enjoy the holiday.

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June 2019

Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary of First Moon Walk

June 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Marking the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing, hear Terry Lynch as he portrays astronaut Neil Armstrong. He will recount the first moon landing for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, June 3 at 1 p.m. Lynch will explain the other “series of firsts” associated with that historic mission on July 20, 1969, including the first color TV transmission from earth and the first time a customs report was filled out from another planet. Lynch has appeared regularly at…

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College Scholarship Deadline

June 14, 2019
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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College students can apply online here.

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Landowners Meeting for SOO Green Line Underground Power Line

June 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Reservations suggested. Call Farm Bureau at 815-756-6361.

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Farmland Assessment – Landowners Meeting

June 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Reservations suggested. Call Farm Bureau at 815-756-6361.

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July 2019

Independence Day Holiday – Farm Bureau Office Closed

July 4, 2019
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Prime Timers BBQ

July 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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The Truman's Ridge Band will perform at this year's annual BBQ. Register by July 2. Cost is $10.

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August 2019

Prime Timers – Music by Reilly Farrell

August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Register by July 30. Cost is $7. Call 815-756-6361.

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Rural Water Well Screening

August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Pick up water kits at Farm Bureau. Take sample & return to Farm Bureau on August 26. Cost is $85. Call 815-756-6361 for more information.

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Young Leaders Discussion Meet – District 1

August 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

The Young Leaders Discussion Meet is an exchange of ideas and information about a particular topic in which contestants must analyze problems and determine solutions. Judges look for a contestant who offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication. Contestants first compete at the district competition on August 19. District contest winners advance to the state competition at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in December. District & State Discussion Topics: Question 1: Products like cell-based food products have demonstrated the food…

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September 2019

Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed – Prime Timers

September 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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In this historical portrayal, historian Leslie Goddard explores the life of Britain’s famous monarch Queen Elizabeth II. See the likeness of the Queen and learn about her life, from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a navy officer named Philip, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images, her sense of humor and savvy intelligence with which she meets her…

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Defensive Driving Course for 55+

September 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day Must attend both days.

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November 2019

Kishwaukeys Men’s Barbershop Chorus Sings

November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

For nearly 60 years, the Kishwaukeys Men’s Barbershop Chorus has been singing and sharing the gift of song in our community. They will be singing acapella music for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater. The group of men love barbershop singing and keeping this American tradition alive. Members have various backgrounds from retired professor to registered nurse, a carpenter and retired postal worker, to name a few. The Kishwaukeys sing…

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December 2019

The Christmas Tree Ship

December 2, 2019
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

All aboard the Christmas Tree Ship! Author Rochelle Pennington has written two books detailing one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan’s Christmas Tree Ship. The ship delivered holiday evergreens to the citizens of Chicago each Christmas season before it went to the bottom of the lake fully loaded with trees. The true account of the Christmas Tree Ship considered “the most loved story of the Great Lakes” over the past century, has inspired paintings, poems,…

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January 2020

Drift Away Performs

January 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Drift Away band members Kevin Miller and Brien Prenevost will entertain Farm Bureau Prime Timers with music on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The duo performs a wide variety of popular rock oldies, jazz and country. From Jimmy Buffet and Bob Seger to Michael Buble`, they perform in an acoustic style armed with a guitar, drums and their male vocal chords. Miller and Prenevost have been entertaining in the Chicago area since their first sock-hop in the sixth grade. They can…

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Ag in the Classroom Volunteer Training

January 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Volunteer training will take place at Farm Bureau on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at https://growyoungminds.org/support/volunteer/.

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February 2020

Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty

February 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Leslie Goddard returns to Farm Bureau for another remarkable history portrayal program featuring first ladies – Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. On Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 Leslie Goddard will present: “Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty” at 1 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater. Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend. What is it like for a woman whose husband becomes the president of the United States – and she is thrust into…

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Hemp Workshop

February 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Learn more about growing hemp. Hemp, a versatile cash crop, has provided opportunities for the cultivation, distribution, and processing of legal hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD. But it’s not without its own set of challenges. Learn more about growing hemp at an “Introduction to Industrial Hemp” program on Monday, Feb.10 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture, from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop is being co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, DeKalb County, and the…

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Pesticide Applicator Testing

February 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Farmers who need to renew their pesticide applicator license, have an opportunity at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture on Thursday, Feb. 13. 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. Tests will not be given out after 11 a.m. No registration is needed, just stop by that morning and take the test. Farmers are required to renew their Illinois private…

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Dicamba Training

February 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

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Certified Livestock Manager Workshop

February 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Livestock producers who need to be recertified can attend a workshop at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 19 beginning at 9 a.m. The Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act requires producers to receive training through the University of Illinois Extension Certified Livestock Manager Training Program. This program provides producers with the best management practices for managing and handling manure. Livestock producers with more than 300 animal units must be a Certified Livestock Manager (CLM). To become certified, producers…

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Annual Meeting

February 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

The Annual Business Meeting of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau will be held on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building, Sycamore, IL to receive reports of the tellers of election for directors for the past year; and if approved, confirm the reports of the officers for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019 and any other business that may properly come before the meeting.   Roy Plote, Secretary

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NASS Procedures Presentation with Mark Schleusener

February 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Join the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Young Leaders for a special presentation from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service regarding their procedures for determining weekly crop progress, acreage, yield, and production numbers. Illinois State Statistician, Mark Schleusener, will be presenting at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Mark Schleusener Bio: Mark Schleusener started working for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in 1984 in Washington, D.C.  After a short while, he transferred to Lincoln, NE and worked there for three years. …

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March 2020

Steppin’ Out with American Songbook Hits

March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Take a trip down memory lane. Matt and Cynthia Gruel belt out the hits of yester years with American Songbook Hits including Steppin’ Out with My Baby, All of Me, I Got Rhythm, It Don’t Mean A Thing and It’s Only a Paper Moon, amongst many others. They will be performing for Farm Bureau members on Monday, March 2 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater. Prime Timers will enjoy this trip down memory lane by vocalists Matt and…

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SWCD Prescribed Burn Workshop

March 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

The DeKalb County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a workshop on prescribed burning at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture on Friday, March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dr. Sean Jenkins, professor of landscape and fire ecology from Western Illinois University, will be presenting on how our local plants are adapted to fire and how burning is used as a management tool in native vegetation. Josh Clark Restoration Ecologist, with the DeKalb County Forest…

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FBFM Annual Analysis

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Newport will present an ag year in review at the Farm Business Farm Management Analysis Meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at the Farm Bureau. The FBFM specialist will offer his analysis of 2019 farm data for FBFM cooperators, including corn and soybean yields and farm earnings. He will also provide cooperators with individual comparative analysis with the distribution handouts. Lunch will be provided at noon. For lunch reservations, contact Newport at Newport@fbfm.org.

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April 2020

CANCELED: A Tribute to George & Barbara Bush

April 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

This event has been canceled due to health concerns. George H. and Barbara Bush hold the record for the longest married presidential couple and also the second couple to be parents of a U.S. president. Barbara Rinella presents “A Tribute to George & Barbara Bush” for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, April 6 at 1 p.m. Rinella brings the story of the presidential Bush couple to life in this dramatization based on books written by the Bush’s grandchildren: “George…

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June 2020

CANCELED: Summer Ag Institute: Teaching About WATER – Water, Agriculture, Technology, & Environmental Resources

June 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

This event is canceled due to COVID-19. Our very lives depend on clean, safe, reliable sources of water. How do farmers work to protect water quality and use water efficiently while growing the crops and raising the livestock which feed us all? Via farm and agribusiness tours, expert speakers, and ag literacy resource exploration, this institute will give teachers tools and background knowledge to broaden students’ understanding of agriculture as it relates to water use, conservation, and quality. Teachers can…

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July 2021

DeKalb County 4-H General Projects Show

July 7, 2021 - July 8, 2021
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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For more information: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/dekalb_county_schedule_of_events_for_general_project_show_and_fair.pdf  

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Welcome Back to Farm Bureau Drive-Thru Dinner

July 12, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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WE MISS SEEING YOU, FARM BUREAU MEMBERS! SO WE’RE HAVING A PORK CHOP AND CHICKEN DRIVE-THRU TO RECONNECT THIS SUMMER. The Welcome Back to Farm Bureau Drive-Thru is scheduled for Monday, July 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau parking lot. The meal will be prepared by 5 B’s Catering and includes: a grilled pork chop and 1/4 chicken, au gratin potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, and a roll. Cost of the meal is $13.50 for…

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September 2021

Prime Timers Returns – Bluegrass Music by Truman’s Ridge

September 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Back by popular demand, Truman’s Ridge offers an exciting blend of bluegrass music, a bit of folk, a hint of jazz and a touch of swing music. The band features Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo, harmonica, and upright bass, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar, Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar, and Max Winkels on mandolin and banjo. Their harmonies at times are reminiscent of the early brother bands, and at other times showing a…

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SILO – Film & Dinner

September 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Shows (movie length - 70 minutes) About the movie: Inspired by true events, SILO tells the story of an 18-year-old who falls victim to a grain entrapment incident in a small farm town that brings the community together. After the movie, a guided conversation will address safety issues. Location: DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore Dinner: The 4 p.m. showing will have a 5:30 dinner after the film.…

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October 2021

The Great Chicago Fire – Prime Timers Program

October 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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In October of 1871, the City of Chicago burned for two days, destroying thousands of buildings, and killing an estimated 300 people. Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the blaze, Terry Lynch, as Patrick O’Leary, will discuss the theories surrounding the start of the fire, as well as the aftermath with Farm Bureau members. Lynch will offer this historical portrayal for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater. He will describe the…

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Defensive Driving Course

October 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 7, 2021

DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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The National Safety Council has made major revisions to its Defensive Driving Course for seniors. The course will be offered on Oct. 6 and 7 at DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Members 55+ are welcome to register for the course at the Farm Bureau office. At the completion of the two-day course, members will receive a three-year certification and be eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance. The course runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants must…

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Defensive Driving Course

October 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 7, 2021

DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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The National Safety Council has made major revisions to its Defensive Driving Course for seniors. The course will be offered on Oct. 6 and 7 at DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Members 55+ are welcome to register for the course at the Farm Bureau office. At the completion of the two-day course, members will receive a three-year certification and be eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance. The course runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants must…

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November 2021

“An American Salute” By DeKalb Brass Quintet – Prime Timers Program

November 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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DeKalb Brass Quintet: “An American Salute” The DeKalb Brass Quintet will entertain Farm Bureau Prime Timers with “An American Salute” on Monday, Nov. 1. The Brass Quintet consists of Mark Baldin and Dave Murray, trumpets; Mark Robinson, French horn; Deb Shofner, tuba; and John D. Smith, trombone/manager. This is the 20th season for the quintet, a professional ensemble from JD Music Pros. The musicians will play a variety of patriotic music beginning at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater.…

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January 2022

Prime Timers – “The Great American Songbook” Performance

January 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Gavin Wilson and Roger Hintzsche will entertain members with a musical performance: “The “Great American Songbook” on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. The local musicians and vocalists will perform for Prime Timers at 1 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater. Gavin Wilson will play trumpet while Roger plays guitar and banjo; they both will sing some of the great standards from the big band/crooner era. Gavin Wilson is never far away from his love of performing in musical shows,…

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Pesticide Testing for Farmers

January 12 @ 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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Farm & Crop Protection Meeting

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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There is always uncertainty around what spring, summer and fall may bring. COUNTRY Financial® and Illinois Farm Bureau remain ready to assist farmers through every season. The organizations are again teaming up for ten regional meetings across Illinois to share updates on improved opportunities for farmers to protect their farms and crops in 2022. “Every farm operation is different, and our goal is always to help our farm clients and Farm Bureau members reach their goals together with options and…

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February 2022

Prime Timers – “Farm Art” Country Folk & Pop Music

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Barb Sorensen’s latest album is “Farm Art” which features her original country folk and pop rock music. She will share her vocal and instrumental music with Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Barb offers fun, upbeat lyrics with some light humor. Her songs contain hints of her influences growing up in a German household with American music loving parents. She was raised on German folk music, Souza marches, opera, rock n’ roll, tango calypso, jazz and orchestral…

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Pesticide Testing for Farmers

February 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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Anhydrous Training

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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All growers or grower farm operations that transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment are required to be certified with the Illinois Department of Agriculture by April 1, 2022. The DeKalb County Farm Bureau and Conserv FS are cosponsoring an in-person Anhydrous Training for certification on Thursday, Feb. 10. The training will take place at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building from 9 to 11 a.m. Training is for individuals who transport or handle anhydrous ammonia…

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DCFB Annual Meeting

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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For Voting Members  

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March 2022

Prime Timers – History of Better Crocker

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new picture cookbook hit shelves. To date it has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Better Crocker became the most famous and most trusted advisor to American cooks. Historian Leslie Goddard will look at how Betty Crocker was invented, why her cookbook has endured and what makes her so iconic. She will cook up some nostalgia for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on…

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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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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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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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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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July 2022

Prime Timers BBQ

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Picnic style meal and musical entertainment. Registration opens June 6.

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