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Annual report of the Bayfield County Agricultural Agent Washburn, Wisconsin: 1939

County fair,   pp. 12-13 PDF (596.9 KB)

Looking forward,   pp. 13-14 PDF (364.7 KB)

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-ke as many perscnal farm visits as formerly. However, during
ilse past year 424 farm visits were made to assist in person 1
"arm problems such as soils, crops, drainage, land clearin2,
Livestock, etc.
                        LOOKING FORWARD
     The Agriculwural Committee, which has charge of the land
use program, including forestry and zoning, has given considerable
thought to the development of the resources within the County.
A program of this kind involves agriculture, forestry, recreation
and zoning. The agricultural program should consist of (1) giving
whatever aid and aseistance is possible to farmers in getting
more acreage undc- 6Jltivation; (2) increasing the net income of
these farms through improved herd, soil and crop management;
(3) interesting il1ore farm folks in sponsoring 4-H club work;
(4) developing a national farm program more adapted to northern
     The forestry program consists of placing suitable acreage
under the Forest Crop Law 80 that the local municipalities, as
well as the County, will derive some immediate benefits from the
program, at the same time developing these lands for the purpose
for which they are suited. At the present time, 40% of the land
in the County is classified as forestry lands, 27% as agricultural.
It is apparent that forestry and agriculture must be developed
simultaneously. The use of certain lands for recreational pur-
poses is increasing, and the further recreational possibilities
of the County are worthy of consideration.
     Since Bayfield County has diversified land uses, zoning is
of paramount importance. The authority to direct, divert and

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