The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. (DAAHA)
111 South Second Street, Suite 204 • DeKalb, Il 60115 • 815-756-8737 •
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DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. (DAAHA)

Welcome to DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc.  We are dedicated to leveraging our agricultural heritage in northern Illinois to cultivate innovators.

Through our exhibits, educational programs, and website we hope to tell the story of DeKalb County and northern Illinois’ contribution to the world’s most important invention: Agriculture.

We hope you enjoy our website and encourage you to explore, reminisce, and learn something new!

Annual Meeting January 24, 2017 10:30 - 1:00

at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr. Sycamore, IL

Join DAAHA at our Annual Meeting as we honor the achievements of Dr. Russell L. Schelkopf. Lunch will be provided. RSVP for a lunch at DAAHA (815) 756-8737 or by email

Schelkopf was a pioneer in swine genetics, pathogen-free swine-production environments and diagnostic laboratories.  In addition to owning five family swine production farms in DeKalb County, he provided both veterinary and management services to swine-industry clients of his veterinary practice.  His innovations in swine-herd management are widely recognized as groundbreaking, and his sons Michael and Charles continue his legacy through their work at Bethany Animal Hospital. 

In addition to honoring this distinguished innovator in the area of agriculture, DAAHA will be holding its annual meeting.  Attendees are welcome to join us for this meeting, starting with a light lunch and silent auction, which will benefit DAAHA’s continued efforts to cultivate innovators in our area. 

Farmers Business Network is the keynote speaker.  FBN, a new company, is on a mission to create a future of farming that puts Farmers First by democratizing information, providing unbiased analytics, and creating competition for farmers’ business.

We welcome anyone interested in our mission of leveraging our area’s agricultural heritage in order to cultivate future innovators in agriculture and related fields to attend and to join our organization.   In pursuit of this mission, DAAHA sponsors programs, events, and projects throughout the year, including scholarship programs, the establishment of state historical markers, an Ag Career Day for area high school students, and the DeKalb County Barn Tour, among many others.

We look forward to seeing those of you who have supported DAAHA in the past, and we hope those of you who are just discovering our work will be inspired to join us in our efforts to ensure that the DeKalb area remains a center for innovation in the coming decades. 


DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc.
111 South Second Street, Suite 204
DeKalb, IL 60115





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