DEKALB Ag Historical Marker
On September 11, a State of Illinois historical marker was dedicated recognizing yet another example of local agricultural innovation that has had national and international ramifications. The marker recognizes the transformative impact on global agriculture of DeKalb AgResearch, aka, DEKALB Genetics Corporation. The company’s early and sustained success in the development and commercialization of hybrid seed corn, and later in the development and commercialization of other crop seeds and animals, helped to transform agriculture and with it, the livelihoods of countless people.
The marker was placed at the former headquarters of DeKalb Ag, now the Northern Illinois University Health, Wellness & Literacy Center located at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb.