The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 31
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March 8, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 31

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 15 \OYS'4-H CLUB WORK--Builds Future Farmers Program hows Rapid evelopment [Outstanding in the life of the Sval boy is the program of the ?H clubs which includes a bal- hced ration of recreation and Sfjucation designed to promote fiture progressive farmers. Since the launching of the work in the United States years ago, the organization las grown by leaps and bounds fntil now clubs are located in £1 sections of the country and It-foreign nations. Cerro Gordo county the ys 4-H club -work is directed Paul Henderson who also is_ 'agent for three other North ' a counties. Supplements Schools The program outlined by the fe-H clubs is the type of education the boy does not get in the tchool system. The program is Hcsigned to supplement the rural tmd high school curriculum with 3 practical application of the "fundamentals learned in public Schools. t During 1938 a total ot 137 boys EntpUed in livestock and crops Hubs of which 101 boys com- bleted the work. Ten clubs existed under the 1938 setup in he county. One of the highlights of the 1*1938 program was the district -H boys club camp at Clear 5ake held in co-operation with j.Vorth, Floyd, Hancock and Wright counties. Thirty-seven oys enrolled for the three day Cuting and the activities con- listed of recreational training ports educational training. Recommend Change An outstanding change was |ecommena.ed by the county Jamesway ELECTRIC BROODER Get Them at , Boomhower HARDWARE Has Modern Kitchen Mrs. Evelyn Stivers Wliittemore, young Jones county farm homemaker has an electrically equipped modern kitchen. Her training in the girls' 4-H home efficiency project helped Mrs. Whittemore in planning: (he equipment and ils arrangement. - Bright Outlook for Iowa Apples Revealed The .outlook for commercial apple growing in Iowa is bright enough to warrant planting plenty of replacement trees for future production, according to S. W. Edgecombe, Iowa State college extension horticulturist Federal reports show that the number of apple trees in the United States now is smaller than usual. Even if national apple production continues to be normal, Iowa growers are in a naturally advantageous position because the state demand exceeds the available supply. Iowa growers also have an advantage in being able to produce a very desirable type of Jonathan apple. Iowa Jonathans are said to have a superior color and to keep exceptionally well, bcause they are ripened in the northernmost part of "the Jonathan area. The two unfavorable factors in the national apple outlook are the steadily increasing competition of citrus fruit and the decline in apple exports. USES HAY FLOOR Baled hay or straw will serve well as a flooring in a hog shed. When heavy snows in the winter of 1935-36 pi-evented a northern Missouri farmer from getting loose straw in from an outside stack, he bedded with bales of coarse prairie hay. The bales were packed tightly and held in place by a 2 by 6 and 2 by 4's. Dirt sifted between the bales and into the hay, thus maintaining a dry, clean bed throughout the winter season. The hogs 011 this bedding did not pile up. club committee together with the North Iowa fair board and 4-H club leaders concerning the 1939 achievement show at the North Iowa fair. It was decided to eliminate grand champions in the 4-H club classes because it was felt that the grand champions gave the boys the wrong outlook on 4-H club work. The committee decided that the boys need more practical training in club work rather than training from the Standpoint of making a big show. The practice of naming grand champions often had led to many of the boys paying exhorbitant prices for show animals and therefore losing sight of the financial outcome on their project. Boys Trained The boys 4-H work includes sponsoring clubs dealing with the various phases of farm life The club programs train the boys to raise high grade products and get the highest possible income. In the baby beef club 60 members enrolled during 1938 with 50 completing the project. The members started ·vrith 135 calves and completed with 110 calves. Average weight in the beginning was 416 pounds costing an average of $8.54. The average final weight of the calves when sold was 850 pounds selling for an average of $11.27. A net profit of $61.27 a -calf was realized. ) " 16 in. She/p Club Sixteen members enrolled in the sheep club during 1938 with 272 lambs. Only seven lambs were lost. The majority of the boys suffered a loss when the market price dropped from the purchase price of $10.35 to $8.13 which was the selling price. One of the outstanding clubs is the market litter group. Sixteen members enrolled with 12 boys completing the project. The average weight of the litters at the close of the project was 1,456 pounds. The approximate total cost of producing each litter consisting of seven pigs was $42.14. A market pig sale was held and choice pigs weighing 200 to 270 pounds brought the boys $8.40 a hundredweight. The three clubs are only a small part of the varied program covering almost every phase of a farmer's work. It is the aim of club leaders to provide a definite program that will start the boy on the way to better farming. 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In addition to having the correct number of nests, it is equally important that they be of the proper size. While nests 12 inches square are quite common and in many instances regarded as satisfactory, it is recommended that they be nearer 14 inches square and /about four inches deep. If they are much deeper free air ^circulation is prevented while nests of less than this depth may not allow for sufficient bedding. Since there is such a variety of litter or nest material avail able, it is difficult to name anj one variety. The important thin is to choose nest material whic! will provide ample cushionin for the newly laid egg. Leave and green hay are two products which will stain eggs. 180,000 APPLY More than 180,000 whea growers in 20 states have ap plied for wheat crop insuranc policies on their 1939 harvests the Federal Crop Insuranc corporation has announced. 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