The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
Page 9
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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1956 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGElflNl Banking Hours—On The Farm "'•""*-"» — ,- - %p^ ,.,.,,..-. , - , , , .-, <„- , f -., ,. --,r-^s ON THE SPOT. Bankers file through field on farm near Ithaca, N.Y.,to see for themselves how farmer works and whathe produces. T 'he banker has turned pupil and Is going back to school. Throughout the nation, schools, clinics and • seminars have been set up at various state agricultural colleges. In them, bankers learn to distinguish between a good farm and a Bad farm- -between a good cow and a poof one. During the mornings they sit in classrooms and listen to lectufei on such subjects as vegetable growing, farm management; farm appraisal, agronomy, and dairy husbandry. Afternoons are spent in field trips to surrounding farms where the bankers get on-the-soene instruction in farming techniques. Recently such a group—78 of them—rose at 7 each morning to see farming as farmers see it, while living on the campus of Cornell University at Ithaca, N. Y. They were students at the Bankers School of Agriculture, first started at Cornell under the auspices of the New York State Bankers Association gome ten years ago. The bankers took' a week-long course in the fundamentals of farming, returned to their rural banks, much the wiser in the ways of the farmer and his land, Cornell's campus-to-cornfield'bankers arepic- tured her*. 1. Bankers learn all about egg production in class at Cornell University. Dr. J. H. Bruckner, head of poulty husbandry department, delivers talk. 3. Poultry raising comes in for careful examination and study by the bankers. Prof. J. H. Bruckner, left, explains the fine points of poultry husbandry to the group. 2. Last minute briefing before bankers board bus for tour. 4. Hay wagon helps bankers get around. Tractor does the pulling. 5. Soil samples on auger hold bankers' 'interest. Soil auger ii used to determine types and qualities of loll. 6. Finer points of dairy husbandry are here explained to assist bunkers to properly evaluate a farmer's capital Investment, 7. Farm pump refreshes the weary bankers at end of tour, ttk WMk'i rlCIUti >H»W-Af

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