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

Soil erosion practices spread,   pp. 11-12 PDF (429.6 KB)

Sleeping sickness discussed,   p. 12 PDF (213.9 KB)

Page 12

           Three tours of the Fennimore project area were held
this year. The Agent hoped to make even greater use of these
demonstrations in spreading soil erosion practices. The closest
cooperation has been in effect between the Soil Conservation
Service and this office.
           A problem of significance to the Board at some future
date will be the suggestion to declare Grant County a "Soil
Conservation District" as defined under a new State Law passed
last year. The purpose is to make it possible to secure the
services, over the whole county, of a member of the Federal Soil
Conservation staff working thru this office. The plan does not
involve a cent of expense to the County either directly or in-
directly, but does make it possible for farmers to secure the
services of this technician on soil erosion problems. The study
I have given this, leads me to believe it entirely feasible for
Grant County in the near future.
           Perhaps the livest farm subject in the County last
spring was the matter of sleeping sickness among horses. Interest
was high because accurate information was scarce and fake cures
and remedies were numerous. The Agent has just been through the
complete cycle of the disease in South Dakota so was able to
discuss the problem at several meetings around the County. These
meetings and other publicity helped to spread accurate information
concerning the disease and vaccination methods. A large percent-
age of horses were vaccinated and sleeping sickness caused little
damage this year.

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