The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 14, 1967 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 14, 1967
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6-Algena, (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Sept. 14, 1967 County Farm Bureau Plans 50th Anniversary Event r ;*Ki*l^>*K9*K^ , FARM PAGE 1 ft* ytim®m*>**^3mK*^ The Kossuth County Farm Bureau is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this month with a special barbecue at the regular annual meeting to be held on September 19, at Hurt High School, 7:00 p.m. Special guests to be honored will include Past Presidents, Women's Chairmen, and long time members. The Kossuth County Farm Bureau was organized in a meeting held at Bancroft, in April, 1917. Prior to this time farmers in the county had eagerly participated in all of the activities conducted by the Iowa State Agricultural College and the Extension Service: farm institutes, corn trains, crop experiments, farm demonstrations, home demon- strations, county fairs and short courses. The legislation which made it possible to expand the extension services to employ county agents required that each county must have a local sponsoring organization. The two existing farm organizations had characteristics which made it illogical for them to be tied to extension. One was openly critical of extension work, the other was of a quasi-secret nature and was quite a social group. For this reason the Kossuth County Farm Bureau was formed. A special presentation of the early history of Kossuth County Farm Bureau will \>e given at the annual meeting. DEVELOPMENTS FROM DEVALOIS 4-H Member Record Books Are Now Due When 4-H members go to September club meetings, record books should be given to the club leader. This record Includes the general record - green for junior members, and one marked intermediate and senior for other age groups. The club story, plus clippings and pictures are part of this general record. One of the requirements of a 4-H member is that you "Carry a Project." So, in addition to the general record above, there is a project record insert for each project. Here is what is done with record books after they are given to the local club leaders: First, a committee of leaders and sometimes a few others, evaluate the records of the local club, and this committee will rec- ommend club members to the county 4-H committee on the basis of the record book, plus club participation for county a- awards; the county 4-H committee will select the county award winners and these awards will be presented in November at local award meetings. New Vehicles Go To Fourteen Fourteen vehicles were registered in Kossuth county last week, to the following persons: CMC - Eugene Lemkee, Irvington (PU). Chevrolet - Wm. Fritz, Wesley (PU); Elbert Chev., Whittemore (PU); Bernice Banwart, Algona; Ferman Heinen, Algona. Ford - Donald Reimers, Burt (truck); Ley Motor, Lakota (PU); Vern Ricklefs, Titonka; Camilla Engstrom, Algona; Earl Ackerman, Burt; Bernard McDonnell, Whlttemore. Dodge-Ervin Handel, Algona. Pontiac - Harold Presthus, Bancroft. Marshfleld M H-DeWittGrus- sing, Armstrong. \ Last week I wrote in length about making hailed corn into silage. This week I'll summarize and add a couple more points. To cut down on any possible high nitrate level in corn, cut corn silage high (12-16 inches), leave in silo three weeks to a month before feeding, don't feed a full feed of questionable silage, feed good corn or hay along with it. Also feed 20,000 units of Vitamin A per animal per day. Cattle feeders might want to add 20 pounds of ground limestone per ton as some feel this helps on the nitrate problem in addition to helping make a little better silage. However, we don't recommend adding limestone for the dairymen. Another suggestion. Don't get in a rush about making silage. This goes for everyone, but particularly those who have had hail damage. Even if the leaves are stripped off, the ear will still continue to gain in dry weight. A stress such as hail could speed or slow maturity only about a week, so be patient and you'll end up with better silage. If your corn doesn't have an ear you would have more reason to be concerned about a high nitrate level and you migtit want a sample tested. Also I would be more cautious about feeding corn as green chop. If you do wish a sample tested I would wait until the crop has been ensiled and is ready to be fed and then be tested. With green chop I would test before feeding if you have reason to be concerned about nitrate. Select 6 to 10 plants from the field, chop as fine as possible (one-half inch) mix thoroughly and take a representative sample of 2-3 pounds of the material. Place in a tight plastic bag and freeze for a couple of days in your deep freeze, then wrap in newspaper and place in a box and mail to - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50010. For silage, just select 2-3 pounds, freeze and mail as described above. taken from a news item found in the news last week. How about the population in Kossuth County? Has your town grown or become smaller? Do more people live in towns or rural areas? These are questions that will be discussed in a "capsule" or ' 'packet'' lesson available by Oct. 1 for any club groups to use. The name of the lesson Is "Let's Take a Look at Our County." To start the ball rolling each member of the club or group is asked to answer roll call with a question previously assigned. These include — Population changes in town - number and kinds of stores, including services; number of farms in township; church membership; where are the high school graduates? 1950 - 1960 - 1965?. There Is a "hand out" sheet for each participant giving some statistics to supplement and substantiate information brought by club members. One Interesting item is the "dependency ratio." That is the number of people under 18 and over 65 (the dependent group) as compared to people between 19 and 64 (the productive group). These are just a few items from one of the "capsule*' lessons This dependency ratio has changed and is continuing to MEMOS FROM MARGARET "Iowa has lost population since 1960-o.2%." This statement was I GRAIN DRYING TIME PUBLIC AUCTION There will be offered for sale at public auction the following described land: DESCRIPTION: The Southwest Quarter (SWV*) of Section 20 and the Southeast Quarter (SEV4) Section 19, Township 98 North, Range 28 West of the 5th P.M., Ramsey Township, Kossuth County, Iowa. PLACE OF SALE: Sale will take place on the premises of the Southwest Quarter (SWV4) of Section 20, which is one and one-half (1 1/2) miles east of Bancroft. TIME OF SALE: Wednesday, September 20, 1967, at 1:30 P.M. IMPROVEMENTS: On the West Quarter there are: 7 room house with bath; double garage; 72' x 34' barn; double corn crib with overhead granary; hog house; machine shed; chicken house and well. This land will be offered first as quarter sections and then as an entire unit of a half section, whichever way brings the best price. On the East Quarter there are: 6 room house with bath and full basement; single garage; double corn crib with overhead granary; hog house with lean-to and feeding floor and well. SOIL: Webster and Clarion loam in good state of cultivation and well tiled. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down on day of sale with buyer to enter into contract and balance in cash on or about March 1, 1968. Seller to pay general taxes for 1967 due in 1968 and all prior taxes, if any. Abstract showing merchantable title and warranty deed will be furnished purchaser. POSSESSION: Possession will be given March 1, 1968 For further information contact John Droessler, Bancroft, Iowa; Arthur Droessler, Lakota, Iowa; Charley Quinn, Bancroft, lowa;orShum- way, Kelly & Fristedt, Attorneys for the Estate of Theresa Droessler, Algona, Iowa. Auctioneer's note: Most of this land has been in the Droessler family since 1901 and in a good state of cultivation. If you are interested in buying a farm for a home or as an investment, don't overlook this auction. Charley Quinn HEIRS OF THERESA DROESSLER, Owners IS NEAR CHARLEY QUINN, Auctioneer, Bancroft, Iowa 67 & 70 FOR THE MOST EFFICIENT DRYING OF GRAIN LP GAS CAN'T BE BEAT! YOU CAN DEPEND ON NORTH CENTRAL FOR PROMPT WORRY- FREE SERVICE 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK! Available in 500 & 1000 Gal. Tanks. CALL US TODAY! * ALGONA ** A Complete LP And Natural GAS Service NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO "Where Service is more than a Name' ALGONA IOWA PHONE 295-2484 MR. FARMER - READ THESE FACTS ABOUT FALL FERTILIZER Facts about Fertilizing in the Fall! What Are the Advantages of Fall Fertilization? • It assures you of more time next spring to get your crop planted early. Each day's delay in planting corn when soil conditions are right can cut yields by one or two bushels per acre. • Reduces soil compaction. Fields are usually drier and firmer in the fall than in the spring. If the soil is compacted in the fall, the damage will be corrected by freezing, thawing, wetting, and drying during the winter. Compaction occurring in the spring may remain through the growing season. • Fertilizer prices are lower in the fall, and your Cargill fertilizer supplier has more time to provide the good service you expect and are entitled to. • Proper fall fertilization speeds up the decomposition of crop residues. The stalks, roots, ahd stubble are turned into rich humus more rapidly. How about loss of Nutrients? ,B« f Min " e$ota states, "Fall applications of phosphorous and potassium are acceptable on UN™,, k ; 5 LDS of all soil types." However, they caution against fertilizing STEEPLY SLOPING, FROZEN GROUND where there is danger of the fertilizer being washed off by heavy rains or rapidly melting snow. Plow-Down vs. Disk-In Plowing down fertilizer is more effective than disking it into plowed ground. With plow down, the nutrients are in moist soil where they are available to the growing plant during periods when the topsoil is too dry to supply nutrients. • y What about Nitrogen? Ammonium nitrogen applied in the fall is held by the soil clay particles and organic matter and cannot move very far until it is nitrified by soil bacteria. How soon nitrification occurs depends mainly upon soil temperature after application. Most agronomists agree that fall applications of nitrogen should be delayed until he soil temperature at 4 inches depth is 50° F. or less. Many farmers apply half of their ammonia needs in cft.ic V° \ ldt ° ecom P«'»'°n of crop residues. Fall application of nitrogen is not recommended on SANDY SOILS due to the possibility of loss by leaching. Make arrangements now for all your fall fertilizer needs - - - using CARGILL Fertilizer! CARGILL INC. SOUTH PHILLIPS STREET ALCONA

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