The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on March 2, 1974 · Page 7
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The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa · Page 7

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Onr Aim is To Please! •*• - :fc ", • •• • You're getting ready lor *I*riii| planting and we are here to help you! by today and let US help you get ready tor the days ahead! Farmers Co-op Planning on a new Building! for free estimate. United Building Center There's Money in Holstein Steers When Fed on Dobov's Tend-R-Leen! DobojFeed Service PH, 332.3590, Humboldt Hwy, 169 Sea lit tor your Spring Planting needs - We carry a complete line of Chemicals Seeds Feeds Animal Health Product* Phone 373-6174 Today I Farmers Co-op Gllmore City or mm, build l;ikT, save 6* IM MM Wrt WUffiff ttf imi Art* y«rf wife t "Stor.Afl«" Early Order Discount* New in Effact You Can Count On Us Moohs Form Supply Elmer A. Maths Phone ,132-4525 Humboldt Office an Mwy. 3 East iA Dftboy Peed Service I Doboij EVIEWW A Humboldt Get your chemicals earlyl * Ramrod * Lasso II *Aatrex *Treflon The above are in good sappty low! Farmers Co-op Bradgate FEATURE FARMER OF THEWFFK We handle a complete line of if I.H. Farm Tractors & Combines * I.H. Travelalls & Trucks *Gehl Forage Equipment * Schuster Gooseneck Trailers * Brady Humboldt Implement, Inc. ^^^••^^•m^Bii^M^^ Need a Helping Hand? We are ready to serve you with all your farming needs! See us for your chemical, seed, and needs. Farmers Co-op Rolfe We have received truckloads of * Wood Shavings * Steel Panels * Husky Feeders Big Discounts Available! Farmers Co-op Llvermore Dale Kunert 'The agricultural profession is in a good position now. Food demands are rising and are going to continue to rise." FotvDale Kunert, his 27 years of farming has proven profitable. He presently rents 651 acres from Arthur Kunert, his father, who is retired. Kunert divides his farm into 325 acres of planted corn and the remainder in bluegrass permanent pasturing and hay. Kunert considers his farm "a little above average" and calls himself a livestock farmer. According to Kunert, the livestock farmer is in a bind due to rising feed prices, the shortage of fertilizers, and high transportation costs. ' "In spite of the higher market prices today, the livestock farmer isn t making as many gains because of the high prices of raw materials," Kunert explained. On his place Kunert feeds approximately 340 feed cattle and 500 hogs annually. Much of his time is spent caring for his .animals. „. Kunertsand his wife, Darlene, have lived at their present ;•..jaSftripsgjM&yhen Kqnert started farming following a term ;tff seTvib8*fH!nf f aVmed forces. The Kunerts have thfee sans, Douglas, vrho*is married and is a senior at Iowa State University (ISU),*Ames; Bill, also attending ISU; and Steven who is attending Humboldt Junior High School, Humboldt. Kunert is involved in various farming and community activities. These include being a member of the Humboldt Community Board of Education, and he is director of the Farmers' Coop Elevator, Humboldt, and director of the Beef Producers, Humboldt County. Mrs. Kunert is involved in C&G Club and is secretary of Ladies Aid. The Kunerts church affiliation is Zion Lutheran Humboldt. Advising a beginner in farming, Kunert said, "Choose between grain or livestock farming and stick with your decision. With livestock, you have to take the ups and downs as they come. It's proven to me to be worth it, if you stay with it." That's pretty good advice for any occupation! Try the feed . Mylds Torgerson, Jim Olson and Bill Beck are on hand at the Farmer's Co-op in Humboldt to help you with your farming needs. The Farmer's Co-operative Assn., is located at 1 Sumner in Humbaldt, The co-op serves a 6 mile radius and has approximately 800 association members. The co-op is a full service center for its area members. The services include feed, both Land-o-Lakes and Co-op, chemicals, fertilizers, storage, drying, jnixing, grinding and a complete line of health products. The co-op also has "daily grain market information. Members of the boaro include Earl Erickson, president; Robert Lane, vice president; Dale Kunert, secretary; Herbert Moench, Roy Nygaard, J. E. Colwell, Harold R6pte, John Bastian and Bernard Watts. win the feeder. Come on in. Help yourself to a free 5-pound bag of Lan 0 Lakes-Felco PIG STARTER-GROWER. Take it home. Try it on your pigs. We're betting they'll go for it whole hog. That's why this offer is made. While you're here, register for the free Rotary Pig Feeder (which dispenses your feed sample). This compact feeder will be given away in a drawing held on April 1, Why are we giving away feed and a feeder? To give you positive proof that our Pig Starter-Grower'is a good start toward leaner pork/fatter profit. And make no mistake about it, we want you to have fatter profit. After all, you own the store. *No purchase necessary. Farmers Co-Operative Assn. Humbolilt FARM NEWS "Who Will Control Agriculture? topic March 13 at Hillcrest "Who Will Control Agriculture" will be £he topic of discussion for a meeting March 13 at the Hillcrest Restaurant at Humboldt. Meeting will start at 10 a.m. and be completed about 3:15 p.m. This is a multi-county meeting for Humboldt, Wright and Pocahontas coun- ies, reports Norman Mok- estad, Humboldt Extension Director, Iowa State University ixtension Specialist, Charles ratio and Robert Strain will >e the guest speakers on this opic. This meeting is open to all people in the area nterested in this topic. Gratto cited several areas n which farmers should be watching for a changing licture. They are: 1. Changes in product—the way people eat and what they want. 2. Technology—the produc- tion of beef and hogs. Very little change in technology would be needed for the production of hogs and cattle to go the way of broiler production. 3. Inertia—not being aware or being too comfortable. He cited the Pennsylvania Railroad as an excellent example of what could happen. There was a time when the most glamorous job in the world was working for the "Pennsy". 4. New firms entering agriculture—whenever an industry is working well, new firms want to enter it. Income in agriculture is now high, he said, and agriculture is not exempt. 5. Government power, now often on the side of farmers, could swing the other way. 6. Foreign competition— we have seen how foreign nations can compete in the area of automobiles and elec- tronics, Gratto said. Brazil and Argentina could come onto the agricultural scene and give us a good run for our money. Other countries give us very stiff competition in dairy products—particularly on price. One comforting factor, Gratto said, is that Iowa farmers have a fairly realistic picture of where they stand and what the possibilities are. Gratto is a member of the North Central public policy education committee of the cooperating land grant schools of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana. Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The group has prepared a series of six publications on the general subject of "Who Will Control U.S. Agriculture." Again this meeting is March 13, at the Hillcrest Restaurant, starting at 10 a.m.

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