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Voskuil, W. C. / Annual report of W. C. Voskuil, county agricultural agent of Grant County, Wisconsin: 1938-1939

County corn husking,   pp. 14-15 PDF (398.2 KB)

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           James J. Lacey of the College and the Agent this year
conducted eight hog production meetings in the Ccunty. These
were the first of their kind held for sevur-l ye-rs.  The time
was spent mostly on disease problems which have been steadily
growing worse.
           Worms and necro are a serious hog problem now while
ten years ngo they were doing far less damage.   The Agent knows
of farmers who have sold all th.J hogs on the pl ce and started
over with new stock and are keeping them on ncl' grourn.
Evidence shows that prevention is far better thnn cure with
these hog troubles. This will receive much more attention in
next years program of work.
                     FRUIT PtROGE.AM BEGAN
           Conrad L. Kuehner, College fruit specialist, spent
several days in the County on fruit problems and meetings this
year. The time was spent mostly on apple orchard and vineyard
work. New grape diseases were investigated and experimented
with. A tour of the Gays Mills orchards was arranged. Spray-
ing schedule were sent to county apple grovers.
                      COUNTY CORN HUSKING
           The Grant County Corn Husking Contest, this year held
on the Fred Vorvwald fl-lrm in Beetown Township, attracted two
thousand farm folks.  The contest was held on Wednesday, October
18th, under very favorable weather conditions.
            Fifty-three huskers indicated their desire to take
part in the contest this year. This number was reduced to
eighteen thru township eliminations. The winner of the contest

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