Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 30
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 30

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
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U Wed.. J«n. 30, 1957 Yoc. Ag. Teacher Sees Step-up In Quality Of Training For Farm Boys f||t fab* CM* Ms New Heard h 1)54 A highlight of the Mahaska county (By CHARLES PERDUE) · the needs of those farmers in oar water ponds, terracing. In a r*ce"t f^rn-: magazine arti- service area well in mind. jvaterway development, vatim pc»cUc«e afpoed hi the tts- i triet, through the leejeHnce of the U. ,8. SoU Oineervatiou service, MGOURNEY, (Special) -- TV- ??****· ^y^**^ ** George mem in the Keokuk county »oUJ *-?'"'**· ^ 8 *^ ""^ " nit coo ** r " rvation district applied more i T * aoi *^. j in 1958 was brought te conservation practices to the land; W ADDBtHJK to the terracing the annual meeting, heM Oct. M. in IMC than ever before in one;*"* pond eoaetructton just menu -hen the mortgage note wm year. jtMoed, there was *TJJ acres of turned, signifying Jhe rnmpieted Clifford Streifle chairman of'***"?* ^terway development! retirement ef the district commissioners, has «"*P»«**».j·« »"· of open drain- buildlng indebtednes.. reported large increases in stock- ?f '***" "^^^ "^ i!" Jt was tack ta erassed 74683 cubic * mrd * °* ^^r" 1 ' 18 Farm Bureau members of Mahas^P*n ^^*^^..^^^ *a county. cle the foUcwir.* statements ap- OBJECTIVES in vocational ag- drainage ditches, drop-inlet struc- ~ 5,4^^ J"^^"'°^:,!f u q«ate office quarters in the rear of peared: "Fewer workers on' ^culture have changed throughout tures, and diversion construction.'*;^*^ M new «»«»«· farm- me American Legion building (this pearea farms, ir.vei:men:s per worker the years. The arrival of our Fu- HE POINTED OUT that contin-i higher" . . . "Productivity rising tyre Farmers of America chap- ued drouth conditions have faoost-j --per acre. p-?r ar.imal. per man" ters paved the way for a tremen- e d activities in water conserva-i . . . "Oft-iarir. v. crk by farm peo- ,j OU3 change in the program. tion and that increased funds made made ll pie ir.creas:r.g" . . . -Income per ft has ^ R ^ imalegral pa n o f available through the govern- 'TM°* person of farmers lagging^behind ^ prO gram of vocational agri- ment's ACP cost-sharing program, \ that of r.or.-farm ptople." COX- M , iT1lro a ^, bui!t ypojj a {ounda- have made it possible for farmers | includes leadership, to accomplish more in applying development, sports: practices to the land. j mansiiip, cooperation, service,! Contour farming and terracing i thrift, citizenship, patriotism and:3]^ rapidly becoming more popu-j other similar traits. -, lar as farmers reaUze the impor-' of r.or.-:arm people." COX- cui ^^ CLUSIOK: Farir, people generally ^^ w hich are in a period of unrest a n d ^j^^^j. change. Now. i" isn't any secret that when farm people are uneasy and going through a period of change, then was before it was remodeled), and Tborbum pointed out that the decided it was time tb build for dry soil conditions nave themselves a separate building. to do the addi- i Darned to the building committee at that time were Homer Nicholson, chairman, Ike Herny, Mrs. Alvin (Louise) Wimer, Bert Vander Wilt, Frank Randell and Clark Beagle. -| They approved the construction j of the building, with the stipulation that its cost be kept within of open on river bottomland. Eve* thengh tile tfrainage in- oomewhat there was a total ef 93* a«re* draiaed includ- gcnng tnrougn a perioa or cnange D . e ««nt time there are tance of both water and soil con-! then several other Proies^onal ^ -^P^^^^^.I^^^ During ^ p^ year ; vForkers. businessmen, etc., mtn denanments in the sta^e ofsSSJ miles of broadbase terraces ; their residence here in Io-A-a,. snare - ^ ^ "an" increase of 22 over j were constructed in Keokuk coun-; Basic conservation farm plans were ^teveloped with 27 farmers, boundaries fenced (mostly on the this unrest. \V e who are in toe . in conservation : covering 5,307 acres, and 79 other: contour). : were constructed in Keokuk coun-; farmers became soil district co-' ASSISTANCE year The all-day'ty. over 2*a times the amount]operators end were assisted with practice appjicatton^was given enrollment throughout the buUt in 1955. \*xne conservation practice. TAKM* FAIT In Hw Makask* County from l»f», Homar NieUton. Mrs. AWii Farm luraan's inertqaQa^buniing ceremony, a · Bart Vander W!H and Frank Randal. IrwraM feature ·! the mnm*\ meeting last fall, are, Photo) Since mv job has to do with that *·'. . . . . . . of teaching vocational agriculture adult class membersiup is te our mibUc bagh school. 1 am'»·«». Impressive figures writing 'this article on the ways but far more important that vocational agriculture has ad- tne existing chapters have lusted to cope with the changes adapt to the changes comuig that have taken place in agricul- m agriculture. ture in recent vears. ! Every effort" is being made to FTRST, most" of our teachers kec P abreast of the farm problems have come to the realization that'acing us today. We have tn«d to we need to allow for the injection realize that many of our prob- ot more training in related agri-j Ifms have been the result of cultural occupations. j *»»TM conditions in this area^ owr Rather than stress numbers in! whi ch we have little control but agriculture, we trv to stress the sincerely believe that the future quality of training'which they are;°* fanning is secure for the lads to receive. We are continually ad-1 °* todav who want to **« "TM«n«» vocatjng that farming does have °* tomorrow." its discomforts but that it also is pleasant and challenging. Fanning is becoming more and more complicated, so we have at-i keep it clean, cold, covered and tempted to give greater training in the dark, the U. S. department in farm management and scientif-iof agriculture reminds homemak- ie production. ; ers - iElk holds both nutrition val- Our vocational agriculture class-! ue and flavor best when kept cold. ea have broadened the scope of:Stored near the freezing unit of farm mechanics, animal husban-1 the refrigerator, it can be expect- dry and field crops management- j ed to keep good quality and flavor Our schools have Increased con-;for thres to four days, perhaps Kderably -the emphasis on gaid- j longer, ance and counseling of students j * with a genuine interest in it. In' A good grade of sflage is excel* regards to curriculum, adult farm-; lent feed for pregnant sows, ac- er classes and young farmer cording to Animal Husbandman, classes have been planned with i E. L. Quaif e of Iowa State college. tack L! L ^ S9B,MO. nawereT. M eonstructton eluded the extension penonnel at mortgages 414 farms, which are cooperating; h.,.!*.,- J* ' Other yearly totals reported by with the soil district program. °* TM* «"»«»« «°t .^« c -,--^^Ihe |SCS include 153.1W feet of tile The SCS is responsible for tech-!*»to modificatioiie for livestock. tdMt !drainage, fish pond improvement nical assistance to farmers to ap- were approved a n d adopted,; When the time came in the an-?800 persons. It seemed to be JUK KEEP M"Jf COLD To keep fresh milk at its beat, gully stoi£ge projects with drop-inlet acres, and 1,447 rods of new field serviced by SCS personnel. j note. The office Staff, which in- don't know much about burning; total egg production. CHARLIE CASE, who farms three miles east of Union Mills, is seen in the doorway of his new 31x60 double corncrib. The |5-foot-wlde driveway is used for the storing of n-jchinery and a ear. The crib holds about 3,840 bushels of ear corn and 1536 bushels cf small grain. The farm is owned by the Larklns estate. (Herald Photo] THIS NEW CORNCRIB is found on land that is known as the Smith estate, a short distance east of Union Mills, and re-i cently purchased by Richard Van Doom of Taintor. (Herald Photo) RECENTLY COMPLETED is this new 30x38-foot double eorncrib. with interior elevator, on the Albert Van Donselaar farmplace southwest of Wright. It will hold approximately 3500 bushels of ear corn and about 2500 bushels of oats. This com-: pletely modernized crib replaces an old and small crib that was ' forn down. (Herald Photo] - j n CHIVE s 5 W 8 s s x ooo imzp^i 393301? 48 Years '. - " "v-AA'.* -":·.''-'.-^i, -*·':· ^rrt*-.* J _ ~ - ' . '-' · - ·-·-.- - - Ful-O- FEEDS 32% Dairy Ration Pro-Sweet Pellets 18% Sow Feed Meal and Pellets 35% Sow Supplement Chick Starter Laying Mash, Pellets and Peppettes 26% Cafeteria Mash and Peppettes Poultry Litter Feeds 32% Cattle Pellets Steer Pattern Pellets (4!% MOLASSES) Pig Starter Pellets with Sugar 40% Hog Pasture Sup. Meal Pellets Growing Mash 32% Poultry Concentrate Rabbit Pellets 16% Dairy Ration 36% Hog Dry-Lot Sup. Meal Pellets FEEDS CUSTOM MIXING and GRINDING BEST GRADES OF COAL SOLD Sahara - Illinois Green Marie · Illinois Blue Beacon-W.Virginia Leather Wood · East Ky. BUYERS and SHIPPERS of GRAIN CeuntyJ Old·«tF**d Deaf«r 511 High Ave. W. Phone 2-2521 NEWSPAPER!

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