What was happening in 1939...
R.T. Nelson – County Agricultural Agent
H. Ellizabeth Needham - Home Economist
Paul W Henderson - County Club Agent
Farm Bureau President - H.F. Mueller
1918 – 1939 History of Worth County Extension Program
Color and design in the home was the year's program for women's township project groups.
February 14, 1918 – meeting held to organize Worth County Farm Bureau at courthouse in Northwood. Harold J Williams selected as first county agricultural extension agent and began work on March 11, 1918. Mr Williams served until October 15, 1918, when he resigned to enter military service. E.M. Torblaa was selected as county agent and began on October 6, 1918, serving until November 30, 1919.
A livestock judging club was organized in 1919 and a team represented Worth County at the Iowa State Fair. This was beginning of 4-h club work in the county.
· Livestock 4-h club work started in 1920
· Dairy calf club organized in Manly in 1920
· 1922 club work organized on a local club unit basis
· First club tour held in 1924
138 boys and 5 girls enrolled in farm project 4-h clubs
Boys 4-H Clubs:
Bristol Busy Bees Boys – 18 members
Deer Creek Ribbon Takers – 22 members
Bristol Go Getters – 13 members
Kensett Future Farmers – 11 members
Silver Lake Ramblers – 10 members
Worth Happy Farmers – 23 members
Grove-Hartland Progressive Farmers – 35 members
Brookfield – 7 members – (not organized)
Girls 4-H Clubs:
Bristol Happy Hustlers - 12 members
Deer Creek Wohelos - 21 members
Grove Progressive - 26 members
Kensett B.R. Best - 26 members
Lincoln 4-Square - (not listed # members)