Help us grow young minds
Do you have a background in farming or experience in agriculture? Do you wish kids had a better understanding of what happens on a modern farm? You can help!
Volunteers are needed to present Ag in the Classroom (AITC) lessons in 140-150 DeKalb County elementary classrooms in February.
The four lessons are: 1st grade – More Than a Seed: Students plant corn and soybean seeds and learn why farmers grow these crops; 2nd grade – From Cow to Ice Cream: Students learn about dairy farming and make ice cream; 3rd grade – It’s an Earful: Students learn about different kinds of corn and how they’re used; 4th grade – Mapping Illinois Agriculture: Students learn about products from Illinois agriculture and identify ag-related sites across the state. Contact Rhodora at email@example.com or 815-756-6361 if you are interested.
Between 145-150 teachers request Ag in the Classroom presentations each year, reaching over 3,300-3,500 area students. Help us reach these young minds!
Farm Bureau scholarships now available
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation announces the availability of application forms for its Senior Scholarships. The Foundation will grant 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 2017 are eligible to apply. Students’ families must have been a member in good standing of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau continuously since Jan. 1, 2015.
Scholarship selection is based on academics, leadership, and community service. The scholarship award is for a total of $1,200 for the freshman year of college.
Click here to download the application form. Save the document to your computer, fill it out electronically, print a copy and mail or deliver the completed form, along with all necessary attachments, to the Farm Bureau. The application cannot be submitted electronically. Application forms are also available through the Farm Bureau office or from school guidance counselors.
The complete application is due by Friday, March 10.
Experience American Girl Place
DeKalb County Farm Bureau has arranged a day trip to American Girl Place in Chicago on Saturday, March 25. The trip is open to Farm Bureau families with space limited to one motorcoach.
The motorcoach will depart from the Farm Bureau building at 8:30 a.m. with estimated arrival at American Girl at 10 a.m. There will be plenty of time for shopping before and after lunch.
Lunch has been arranged in the American Girl Café with a variety of food options to order off the menu. Lunch items are especially appealing to young girls and other family members. And don’t forget to bring your American Girl doll for this dining experience.
After lunch, reservations can be made for appointments in the hair salon for American Girl dolls. When you register for the trip please indicate if you want to pre-arrange a hair appointment for 12:20, 12:40 or 1 p.m.
You will be on your own for shopping at the store and also may want to shop at Water Tower Place, where American Girl is located, on Michigan Avenue. Right next door to American Girl is the Lego store in the mall. Shop until 3 p.m. and then get back on the motorcoach to return to Sycamore.
Cost of this day trip is $50 per person and includes motorcoach transportation and lunch at American Girl.
Registration is currently being accepted at the Farm Bureau office. Stop by and reserve your spot or call 815-756-6361 and pay with a credit card.
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