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(1913-1919)

Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 30: how to make a small farm pay PDF (924.8 KB)



   How to Make a Small Farm Pay
      Down in Walworth County, a man who taught school
   for 23 years is farming a 40-acre farm with wonderful
   success. F. F. Showers is this money-making teacher-farmer.
   He has a herd of cows that made him a net profit of $72 a
   head in a year. Read his story.
   "If you are thinking of joining the union so that you will have
but an eight or ten hour working day, do not think of trying to
operate a small farm. To succeed in farming you must so enjoy your
work that it becomes a pleasure instead of a task.  \
    "In fact, success in farming depends upon the man who runs
the farm. For if he thinks enough of his problem he will succeed
no matter what lines of farming he may pursue.
        A WORD TO THE OWING OF A OS AIIFARM.
        Love and enjoy your work.
        Study each of your fields to know its weaknesses and
    its possibilities.
        Harvest your crops so that you will receive the-largest
    return from them.
        Give your herd a chance.
        Produce, care for, and raise only the best.
     "UsW    afl of the farm. I study each field -so that I know
 what crop it will produce to best advantage. A farmer can do this
 on- the small farm since it is possible to utilize the smallest possible
 fields. The farmer on the small farm must utilize all the corners


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