About Us

DeKalb Area Agricultural Association, Inc. is a dynamic organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing with people of all ages the storied history of agriculture and its innovators in northern Illinois. DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. is an outgrowth of the DEKALB Ag Alumni organization but its focus goes beyond the story of "The Ag." 

From its home at the DAAHA Gallery in downtown DeKalb, DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. will share the story of other agricultural innovators that have grown out of the DeKalb area such as the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. In addition, plans are being developed for taking this impressive story to a much larger audience, including the next generation, via travelling exhibits, educational programs and a "virtual museum" website.

Other major sources of financial support that DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. will rely upon include grant requests, an established endowment fund for major contributions, and for planned gifts, and corporate sponsorships from various companies and organizations that have a common interest in telling this story. 

Contributions made to the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. are tax deductible for the donor to the extent allowed by the IRS. All donors will receive an acknowledgement letter from the association.

Becoming a member of the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. will ensure that you are among the first to hear of the association's progress and planned activities. Please visit the "Get Involved" section of the website to send in your support or to express your interest in volunteering. We strongly encourage you become a charter member of this dynamic new organization to support DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc.'s exciting mission and vision. 

See downloadable brochure here

Mission statement: Leveraging our agricultural heritage in northern Illinois to cultivate innovators.

 Adopted February 29, 2016 

Vision statement: Cultivating innovators

DAAHA Gallery hours

Monday - Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Or by appointment

© 2016 DeKalb Area Agricultural Association, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

Call us:

815-756-8737

Find us: 

111 South Second St. Suite 204 DeKalb, IL 60115

Mission statement: Leveraging our agricultural heritage in northern Illinois to cultivate innovators.

 Adopted February 29, 2016

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