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Annual report, 1939: St. Croix Co. Agricultural Agent

A quarter century of extension work in St. Croix County Wisconsin,   pp. [1]-6 PDF (1.7 MB)

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  prices and also the appearance of two successive drought years.
  aust as Mr. Knott trs involved in a readjustment era, so was Mr.
  Lycian. The lost two years of his work in the County was devoted
  largely to drought relief work, at which time the Federal Govern-
  ment assisted in making loans to farmers so that they might main-
  tain their herds and continue as seperate and independent indivi-
  duals.  The Corn-Hoc Pro-r;rlz, irihich was an attempt by the Federal
  Gover-w-cict to adjust Agricultur;l prices, was in effect in the
  county during his work here, and he made many valuable contacts
  with farmers through his drought relief and through Corn-Hog con-
  trol programs.
      W. L. Vuadarvost assumed the responsibility of the Extension
 office in the county on Janu&ry 1, 1935 find continued to January
 31, 1938. With him fell the responsibility of continuing the
 drought relief work and the Corn-Ho,2. program. Early in 1936
 came the first AIricultural Conservation Program which is still
 in existence at the present time. This program, as others, gave
 the Extension Agent close contacts with individual farmers. It
 was during Mr. Vandervest's work here that many thousand tons of
 limestone were crushed and delivered to farmers in the county, with
 the cooperation of various federal programs.
     On February 1, 1938, C. H. Nelson took over the work and has
since carried it on.
     While the preceeding material has given only briefly some of
the work carried on by various Extension Agents in St. Croix county
since the first Agent started in 1917, the work of any one Agent
has not centered on any one program. Every phase of agriculture
and every problem of agriculture have presented themselves to the
various Agents. Each of them have coped with the problems and

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