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atly roll6ng        plolasd. and should produce a good inome from
logs, ties.         .1lk. livestock. cash crops of gain, potatoes.
* 1. iAn             tam aby. etc.. and poultry products. The far.
atWr. psate         plsa provides about 51 sace of plOwlat onsist-
*. silag1.           Ing of 43 acres in cropland for gsnersl fsrm erop
ruite for bo             aod 8 &ares in fields A-i-C-S for special feed
me suited to        cash crops. About 20 acres we alloted to
mouditios, tad           Paste Asd nigt paste asd 5 wares for woodlot.
to black heavy          The arrngeat of fields allows cattle to be
Iqiroved.           turned directly Into any field on the fTaV from the
                    pastureld asod lase. The farmstead with large
                    orchard snd Borden cowers asout 4 a&res. The
                    arrangemsnt of buildings gives a protected beruyurd
                    with barn on the _set and machtneshod-garsry-
                    coucrib on the north. The chicken house to located
                    west of the dwelling. in the orchard wbich can be
                    used for paltry ran or hog pastore.   The dairy-
                    well-house-rage. southeast of the dweling, is
                    one"aient to both dwlling and dairy bare.
                           A Settler's Seil Map Of His Farum
 The State Soil Maps show and class our lands as "Excellent Agricultural
Land". But thie
 tional Land Colonizing Company does not stop there. We are making a detailed
soil map of
 ry farm, and our soils expert also maps out a field plan for every farm.
The original maps
 many times larger than this and are nicely mounted, and colored by hand.
You are given
 i soil survey of your land free as soon as you pick out your farm. Read
about these valu-
e maps below and find out what they mean to you.
i36     these soil surveys have cost us many thou-
      sands of dollars. But they are worth much
      more to the man who buys one of these farms
      of exceptional quality. When he goes over his
      farm  with a map like this in his hand, a
      farmer absolutely knows that he is securing a
      piece of the best agricultural land available,
      and he can see just how he can go about
      developing it into a valuable farm.
        The state has made soil surveys of all of
      Upper Wisconsin. These state maps are a
      fine thing, for they show a farmer that some
      counties have poor sandy land, that some
      counties have land Of fair value, and that
      other counties have fine, mellow clay loam
      land Of the best type, the kind that has made
      Wisconsin famous. The state soil map rates
      our lands in the best group, describing it as
      "Excellent and Good Agricultural Land".
        But the National Land Colonizing Company
      goes much farther than the state can afford
      to go. We make a detailed survey of every
      farm, and then show the best way to lay out
      this particular farm into fields. We are the
      firs company ever to do this in any way, and
      we give these maps free to our settlers.
         Mr. L. R. Schoenmann, with the United
      States Department of Soils for years, was em-
      ployed by this company as its own soils ex-
      pert. Before we get a tract of land to be
      gold to farmers, he carefully goes over it to
      see that there is absolutely no sand, and no
      hills, and that the land is all a rich mellow
      clay loam soil that will produce the best of
      crop.. He bores down into all the farms with
      a long soil auger to see that the sub-drainage
      Is good and to be sure that there is no water-
      tight sub-soil.
  Then, he makes a big map showing the ex-
act kinds of soils on each farm. The ordinary
man in looking at one of these farms would
say that there was just one kind of soil on it.
But a trained soil surveyor studies all the
little differences, and maps them out, so he
knows how to get the most out of every acre.
Any farm, any place, will usually have
slightly different soils in places, but the farmer
never knows it. After the soils man finds all
the little differences in the soils, he then makes
the map showing what he considers the best
way to lay out the farm into fields. The man
who gets the farm is under no obligation to
follow this map in detail, for he may want to
change the plans here and there. But never-
theless, this is a great help to even the best
farmer, and above all, assures him that he is
getting an exceptionally good piece of land.
  A  short typewritten explanation  is also
placed beside each map. Then, when the
farmer moves onto his land, Mr. Schoenmann
makes a personal call on him, and goes over
all the soils and field plans with him in a per-
sonal interview, explaining the best way to
work each kind of soil, and the best crops to
grow In each field. It isn't hard to succeed
when a farmer gets such land and such per-
sonal service as this.
  If you pay us a visit at our field office, our
men will show you such maps of forty, eighty,
and one hundred and twenty acre farms. You
can pick out the farm you like the best. Then,
you can take the map with you when you go
out to look at the land itself, for it will help
you to understand whether or not you want
to buy the place.
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