The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1968 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 6, 1968
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14—Algeria, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1968 Farmers To Hear Weed Killer Use At Algona Clinic DWIGHT SHAW Weed killers, or herbicides to be more technical, what they are, what they do and how to use them- all this will be covered by a herbicide expert at the Corn- Soybean Clinic. The clinic is slated for Algona, Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Garrigan High School auditorium, beginning at 8:30 a. m. There will be an early bird door prize, hot lunch at noon and a grand door prize at about 3:30 p. m. Delivering the portion of the program devoted to herbicides is Dwight W. Shaw, area manager for Amchem Products of Amber, Pa., maker of Amiben for soybeans. Shaw was born and raised on a crop and livestock farm near Monroe, la. He attended Central College, Pella, la., where he obtained a B. A. in 1942. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force during World War II, served three years and flew twenty nine missions with the 8th Air Force out of England. After World War II, Shaw returned to Iowa State University, Ames, la., where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, was assigned to a temporary association professorship and taught part-time for two years in agricultural engineering. After graduation from Iowa State University, he joined work with the Iowa Farm Bureau. After five years with the Iowa Farm Bureau, he went to work with Amchem Products, Inc. in 1956 and has been directing them the past eleven years in the field of agricultural herbicides. DEVELOPMENTS FROM DEVALOIS Congratulations to everyone connected with the first annual Kossuth County Market Hog Show held Thursday night at the Algona Livestock Auction. The very successful show was sponsored by the Kossuth County Pork Producers with the cooperation of many people, organizations and business. Much credit should go to Dick Kuecker, Algona, president of the Kossuth County Pork Producers and his directors. Heading up the show was Dave Anderson, Algona and in charge of the judging contest was Bob Chambers from Corwith. If you like what the Kossuth , County Pork Producer directors are doing, why don't you thank them or better yet, join the association if you haven't already. Two dollars makes you a member of the state, national and local association and will help promote and improve work. The judge had nothing but good to say about the high quality of hogs and the excellent facilities at the sales barn. So hats off to our fine hog producers in this area and to Virgil Spencer. If some pork producer didn't do as well as you would like to or are disappointed when you see your hog carcass, what can you do about it? The fastest way to improve quality in most cases would be to get a better boar. Get a good boar that will help your hog quality from a testing station or a good breeder. What may sound expensive could be your very best investment. See the story about the winner of the show and judging contest in a separate story in this paper. - o - Question from Irvington- lam thinking of putting on rootworm insecticide on my second-year corn with the cultivator at first cultivation. I haven't heard this recommended. Would it work? Answer— As you know, our basic recommendation is to put it on at planting time and then check for damage and possibly having to apply more before you lay by the corn. Your idea of putting the insecticide on at first cultivation when the corn is 4*>5 inches tall is O.K. and is certainly better than applying it only at lay by cultivation. This is because you have a better chance of getting some rain on it and this is necessary. Applying the insecticide with a planter at first cultivation is fairly common in western Iowa. - o - Be sure to read the news article on the home discussion groups on "Dimensions of Iowa Welfare" in a separate story in this paper. Any one can participate in this series sponsored by Iowa State University Extension Service. If interested phone 295-2120. MEMOS FROM MARGARET Here's a look in the "crystal ball" on food prices, preferences, convenience foods and "eating out." Food Prices- 1968 viewpoint retail prices up-Reasons- some increase in prices in marketing system, more eating out with people paying more for their food. What People Are Consuming Seems people in 1967 ate more beef, pork poultry, eggs, citrus fruits, potatoes, and fresh vegetables than in 1966 and less dairy products, veal, lamb and melons. More Convenience Foods Ahead- People like and use convenience foods, especially soups, bakery products, potatoes, fruit juices and coffee. They are a substantial part of the budget now. Foods Eaten Away from Home - Lots of folks are eating but (30 billion dollars worth), in all sorts of places. This is an increasing part of the family food eating picture. Most of the spending is for meals away from home, not snacks. However, snack eating is up in homes. Consumers Spend 18% of Income for Food - This is the smallest percentage of income ever spent for food. Retail food prices remained steady in 1967 averaging about the same as 1966 - this meant a 10% drop thank you I would like to express my appreciation to the sponsors, the Sexton business places and the Sexton boys who sent flowers, and helped, and to all attending who made the open house at Eischen's Station and Lunch Room an evening to remember. ED EISCHEN Carlson Farm Management Company MORE PROFIT PER UNITTHROUBH FARM MANAGEMENT "For Lands Sake See Us ALGONA. IOWA REAL ESTATE — LOANS LIFE AND HAIL INSURANCE BOX 99 - ZIP 5D511 AREA CODE 515 295-2891 Carlson Farm Management Co., Algona, I6wa, the members of the Carlson Farm Management Co cover the northcentral eight counties in Iowa, Emmet, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Humboldt, Hancock, Wright and Winnebago and Southern Minn. Professional Consultation for Animal Husbandry, Engineering and Soils is available. Our aim is not only to maintain and or increase income but to be of assistance to the owner who is either to far away or would rather have someone else manage his farm. Through service a plan is made of each farm with individual farm problems in mind. We obtain tenants, keep records and buy and sell real estate for investment. Contact the Carlson Farm Management Co., Algona, Iowa for complete Farm Management and Real Estate Sales. We would like to encourage each and every farm owner and operator to attend this Corn and Soybean Clinic at Garrigan High School on February 8, 1968,, so that you may be better prepared to cope with the coming farm operation. Come one, Come All I CARLSON FARM MANAGEMENT COMPANY "Iowa Association of Farm Managers and Rural Appr aisers

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