Annual report: County Agricultural Committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940
To the honorable Board of Supervisors, Winnebago County, pp. 2-4 PDF (779.7 KB)
3. I would like each of you to give thought to this program of work as I report to you the actual work carried out during the year. You will note that practically all phases of the proposed program have been touched upon and carried out by the county agent. One other thought in regard to the program of work as carried out and a word as to the philosophy in which it was accomplished. The total number of farmers in Winnebago County approximate 2700. On these farms there is a great variance of interests. Some are interested in swine, some in soils and so forth. Secondly, it is humanly impossible for one man to attempt to visit each farm. The next best effort is to carry on a program of work that entails as many of these interests as possible. In that way everyone regardless of their individual interests will find someti on the county agent's program of work that they are interested in and by participating may gain from the county extension program. Upon these theories, the county agent's program functioned. As a result; the year's work shows that most of the agricultural interes, in Winnebago County have been touched upon in one way or another and that anyone regardless of their interest could have found some par' of the work to their liking. It gives me pleasure, as the Agricultural Extension Agent of .7innebago County, to report to this honorable body the actual accomplishments of the county agricultural comnittee and the county agricultural agent in carrying out the agricultural extension program the last year. In presenting this progress report, may I just briefly call your attention to several important points which must be considered when reviewing a program of work such as that of this committee. 1. The actual territory over which this work extends. 2. The large number of individuals, families, groups and organizations that the work extends to. 3. The far-reaching and boundless extent of such a program, 4. This is an educational program. Its results are not always concrete and its influence will extend on indefinitely into the future years. 5..From necessity, individual and group organization help is necessary in promoting such a program of work. 6. The county agent's program is an educational program. It is not his job to dictate to farmers and tell them how they should farm or what they shall or shall not do. It is the responsibility of the county agent to make available to the farm people of his county, the newevt and best information available on current farm problems. When the county agont has accomplished this his job is done. Farmers then must decide if such information is of value to them in their farm business.
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