The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 20, 1946 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 20, 1946
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' '<? •• - •••• .•- v : ; ^W-tMS'-v":;::,:: > . ;.;v- '^-'.*»M?«v-i;sJ The Algona Plant of Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company Equipped for complete seed corn production, the Algona plant of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Company produces hybrid seed corn for planting throughout northwest "Iowa, South Dakota and the western half of Minnesota. ' ' ' * " : Constant progress has been the keynote of the Algona Pioneer plant over past years. The plant's output has increased greatly in volume, with resultant increases in employment and payroll. Th s larger output has likewise brought more revenue to contract farmers in the county, who raise corn for Pioneer, under Pioneer supervision. In recent years, extensive building improvements have been made at the Algona plant, including large drying bins. Herb Ilcdlund is plant manager. No matter how good a new hybrid looks in the laboratory or breeding fields, it must still run the gantlet of its severest critics —the farmers. That is whore Pioneer's family of scientific experts come in, each carrying on his own line of research. Perry M. Collins is one of those experts, devoting his time to research on early maturing hybrids for the Northern Corn Belt. Mr. Collins' headquarters arc in Algona, though much of his time is spent in the field. PIO t( Corn of Plenty" BETTER PIONEER HYBRIDS Today, across the rich, loam fields »f . Kossuth County, Iowa, inarch the trim corn rows, (landing straight as green- clad soldiers under a benevolent Iowa sun. Cut it's more than .lust a beautiful spectacle . . . for from these Kossuth County corn fields, this year, will come a crop of between 10 and 12 million bushels, according to present estimates. '.••';• ' •'- . '•'' ' •: \Vliat lias brought such a transformation to these fields in the short space of about twenty years? What has changed the cliltinie, Jopsy-turvy forests of corn stalks into corn that today is produced by our farmers on a scientific basis? What has made Corn really KING! . . Largely, these corn fields and this corn crop are the result of science—the science of Corn-breeding'. In less than 25 year; through'association with scientific corn breeders, Corn lifted itself by its boot straps and improved itself. That improvement has been called the,'greatest revolution in the entire history of agriculture.' : • The PIONEER HI-BRED CORN COMPANY of DCS Molnes was the first organization to produce commercial hybrid seed corn. Since that day in 1926 when the company was organized, COME FROM ENDLESS RESEARCH I and since 1029 when the first small Pioneer plant at Johnston, Iowa, dried a Jarfc part of the entire production of hybrid seed corn in the United States, Pioneer's one policy has been that of endless research. ' Today, Pioneer operates seven corn-breeding stations throughout the corn, growing states, each staffed with experts. Approximately 4QO Inbreds were worked with last year;, and • ovcf 3SOO.,orofses .were .made.. From these, only a few hybrids —tjic hardiest, studlost, best producers obtainable—arc released to the corn belt farmer for planting., • But evon with the advancement already made In breeding finer hybrids, Pioneer experts are still not satisfied. Constant w.ork, constant experimentation goes on—for Pioneer experts say that still greater things arc to come, and to that end Pioneer is working dally. Ntw, as the annual selling season for hybrid seed corn gets underway, farmers throughout Kossuth will again be visited by their farmer-neighbors, and told the story of Pioneer seed corn for^next season planting. And even while that story Is being told,'Pioneer corn breeders will be striving to bring the corn belt farmcr'stlll greater yields and still bc'tter yields! .....' ' i Meet the PIONEER Representatives in Kossuth County—They are "Your Neighbors These Are the Men Who Can Give Intelligent', Constructive Suggestions About Seed Corn; Each One Is a "Hybrid Specialist" . / WM. J. MARTINEK WESLEY "Used Pioneer for many years, always like it, always had good results ... in fact, better results than with others." H. B. TRENARY BANCROFT "Have planted several other kinds of hybrids also, along with Pioneer, and that's why I plant Pioneer exclusively now and also sell it." JOHN BORMANN BODE "Always have had good success with Piunecr since 1930 . . . and the customers are the ones thai should know." JOHN A. SLEPEK BUFFALO CENTER "I'm sold on Pioneer, otherwise I wouldn't 'be selling it, that's for sure. They don't want a dissatisfied customer. P.'oneer goes the whole way to see the farmer gets his money's worth." ' WALTER VAUDT WHITTEMOKE ''Like Pioneer seed corn, and always have. It gives good results and stands up under some tough conditions. R. I. Rf AWPSLEY • PUBT "Pioneer seed corn comes out as a consistently good producer. It is dependable, and it is backed up by a dependable name —. farmers know that." ' . C. L. BAILEY ALGONA "Was one of the first to plant Pio- nqer seed corn, always had good luck and raised it ever since. If I • wasn't selling it, I'd still be plant, ing it.' AARON ISTEUSSY ••:•'• LyVERNE • : ' . ;>,'• "It pays to plant Pjpneer, Season after sjgspn, P|pneer seerns tp give . feefter results; an.d ypu can have a ••' lot Oj cpnfjdence hi it." I ' Not Pictured ic W. A. Murray, Bancroft, Pioneer Seed Corn Hepresentatiye m That Section of Kosauth County T,0, JOHNSON |i- ARMSTRONG .1 "Pioneer seems to give consistent-' ly better results,' and you can al- ' ways be'sure of a square deal, i ^ don't hestijate to talk Pioneer up." •f)

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