Combine Rides: Experience Corn Harvest in October

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Have you ever wanted to ride in a combine and watch corn being harvested? Now’s your chance.

Local farmers are opening the doors of their cabs and welcoming people to take a ride with them as they harvest a field of corn. Rides are limited to one pass across the field and back. During the ride you will see the corn being harvested and have the opportunity to ask farmers questions.

DeKalb County Farm Bureau is coordinating the combine rides in cornfields located in the DeKalb-Sycamore area. A limited number of rides will be offered on a Saturday in mid-October (tentatively Oct. 21, rain date Sunday). Participants will be assigned times for the rides.

A donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under) is suggested for each ride. The tax-deductible donations will go to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and be used for ag literacy programs.

To register, contact the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 815-756-6361.