Farm & Food Field Trip

Saturday, July 22, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Why should school kids have all the fun? Dig into local agriculture during this “field trip for big kids” to two family farms.

When you drive past the city limits of any town in DeKalb County, you drive into farm country. Open fields stretch for miles, punctuated by farmsteads and towering grain bins. Do you ever ponder about what you’re seeing—or not seeing? Why aren’t there more green pastures with grazing livestock? Why do most farmers in our area grow corn and soybeans instead of carrots and squash? Where are the family farms? What is that farmer spraying and why?

If you’ve ever wondered about area farms, July 22 will be your chance to ask questions. Two local farm families will open their doors for guided tours and conversation about what they do and why.

Participants will meet at DeKalb County Farm Bureau and travel via motorcoach to the farms. Two half-day tours will be offered: a morning tour which will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at 1:30 p.m., and an afternoon tour which will depart at 11:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Both tours will include lunch on the farm.

Tickets are $10 per person which includes lunch. Space is limited so reserve your seat now by calling or visiting DeKalb County Farm Bureau to register, 815-756-6361. The reservation deadline is July 12th.

Meet up location is
1350 W. Prairie Dr.
DeKalb County Farm Bureau

For more information please visit the event website or contact Rhodora Collins at