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Farm Plat Book Publishing Co. / Official county plat book and farmers' directory of Dane County, Wisconsin
([1953])

Clark, Bill
Agricultural activities,   p. 96


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Dane County, Wis.
Agricultural
Activities
"HEART OF DAIRYLAND"
By BILL CLARK
Dane County
Agricultural Agent
Located at the heart of one of America's
richest agricultural areas, Dane is one of the nation's
foremost agricultural counties.
In area the County is larger than the State
of Rhode Island.  There are 5472 farms in the
County, the average size being 128.7 acres.
For years Dane County has ranked as one
of the nation's foremost agricultural counties. Com-
pared with other Wisconsin counties, Dane is first
in cropland, crops, farm income, income from all
livestock, income from all crops, number of cattle and
calves, number of chickens, egg production, milk pro-
duction, and in corn and oat production.
Variety characterizes the topography, scen-
ery, crops, and soils of Dane County.
The great sheet of ice which once covered
a large part of Southern Wisconsin is responsible for
this variety. The unglaciated area lying west of a
line running roughly from Sauk City at the North-
west through Cross Plains and Verona to Brooklyn
on the south is rugged, rough and scenic, wheras
the Central and Eastern parts of the County have
gentler slopes which give way at times to broad
areas of undulating prairie.
The county contains a great variety of soil
types and although the majority are of forest origin
there are sizeable areas of prairie soil.
BILL CLARK
Co. Agr'l Agent
SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Dane County is a Soil Conservation District.
The Agricultural Committee of the County is the gov-
erning body of this District. The District offers free
service on erosion control problems. Contacts for
this service can be made either at the County Agent's
Office or at the District Soil Conservation Office,
Telephone No. 6-8146.
COUNTY AGENT'S OFFICE
The County Agent's Office works closely
with the College of Agriculture of the University of
Wisconsin in circulating factual information about
new methods and practices which help with the
job of forming.  In addition the County Agent's
Office carries out a formal program of youth and
adult education.
The County Agent's Office serves as an in-
formation center and a clearing house of agricultural
activities.
The County Agent's Office is located at 353
West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Telephone
No. 5-9431.   Present personnel at the County
Agent's Office is as follows:
Bill Clark, Dane County Agr'l. Agent
George Dehnert, Associate County Agent
Alice P. Davis, Dane Co. Home Agent
Wm. J. Kimball, Dane Co. Club Agent
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