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corn bean —hog i • • ~ clinics DRAW 37,500 TOP FARMERS IF YOU were among the farmers who attended one of the Corn-Bean-Hog Clinics held throughout the Corn- belt during January and February, you had a lot of company. If you weren't one of those in attendance, you missed a highly helpful program. Take as an example one fanner who came forward after the Bloomington, Illinois Clinic and told the chairman: "I'm not big on compliments, but this was without a doubt the best farm meeting I ever attended." That's pretty high praise, but anyone who was on hand will admit there wasn't any slack in this program. It got right to the business at hand... how to make bigger profits with corn, soybeans and hogs. Appearing on the program with the experts were yield-busting farmers such as Clyde Hight and Harold Gardner, who put their practical experience to work in answering questions from the audience at the end of each session. These top fanners and company representatives felt tinges of Barnum & Bailey days as they moved from one town to another, setting up their displays and loud speakers early in the morning and traveling by night. More than 50 Clinics were held in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Total Clinic attendance was estimated at 37,500, with an average of about 750 per Clinic, and a few overflow crowds exceeding 1,000. At Springfield, the crowd surpassed expectations by so much that the audience was split between the auditorium and the basement... and each speaker gave his presentation twice. The following pages are aimed at giving you a brief wrap-up of the points stressed at the Clinic, so that you'll have them fresh in mind as you head for the fields. You have to go through the m6tions of plowing, planting, fertilizing, controlling weeds and harvesting anyway, so you might as well make every move count. Why not do yourself and the Corn-Bean-Hog Clinic sponsors a favor... apply some of the Clinic advice on all your grain acres ... or at least on a few of them. One thing appreciated by farmers attending the Clinic was the opportunity to meet personally with experts and get answers to their own specific problems. Here Loren Dallinger, Princeville, III., gets some first-hand advice from Carl Marcus of Shell Chemical Company, on best uses of insecticides. ,'* •a* I I i "