What was happening in 1948...
Extension Director - William H St. Clair
Enough Clinton Oats was grown in county to supply farmers in the county with all the seed needed.
Traveling caravan made up of exhibits covering various phases of production, management, marketing, weed control safety equipment, short cuts in the home, model kitchens, and about every phase of farm and home. Caravan was accompanied by ten Extension specialists. Caravan was shown in 12 counties in the state. Attendance of the caravan in Northwood was 1,500.
Commercial sprayers increased in numbers, 406 farmers purchased combination weed and insect spraying equipment.
Boys 4-H clubs - 7 clubs with 148 members
Members raised 105 baby beeves, 64 dairy heifers, 176 Western Lambs, 225 market pigs, 9 purebred litters, 500 chickens and 12 rabbits.
Boy's 4-H County Committee: Earl Cooper, Russell Sawin, Robert Sherrard, Clarence Slattum
President: Robert Butler
Vice President: Russell Schaub
Secretary/Treasurer: Merle Hendrickson
Grove Hartland Progressive - 13 members
Golden Banner Boys - 16 members
Kensett-Brookfield - 14 members
Lincoln Junior Farmers - 23 members
Bristol Busy Bees - 20 members
Deer Creek Ribbon Takers - 36 members
Silver Lake Silver Streaks - 26 members
Girls 4-H clubs - 8 clubs with 111 members
Girls 4-H Committee: Mrs Byron Nessa, Mrs L.C. Kenison, Mrs Eskel Emmons, Mrs Johnnie Willert, Andrena Hanson, Mrs C.R. Doebel, Mrs Reuben Rustad, Mrs Earl Schaub
Girls 4-H County Committee: Mrs Byron Nesse, Mrs L.C. Kenison, Miss Andrena Hanson, Mrs Reuben Rustad, Mrs C.R. Doebel, Mrs Eskel Emmons, Mrs Johnnie Willert, Mrs Earl Schaub
Kensett B.R. Best - 13 members
Barton bannerettes - 14 members
Bristol Happy Hustlers - 18 members
Deer Creek Wohelos - 10 members
Grove Progressive - 18 members
Bonnie Vivacious Girls - 7 members
Lincoln 4-Square - 18 members
Silver Lake Beavers - 13 members
Farm Bureau Officers:
President: Vernon V Lyford
Vice President: Harvey Glassel
Secretary: Jay S Iverson
Treasurer: Donald Gullickson
Board Members: Dick Senne, Bob Thompton, J.N. Methus, Claus Randall, Eldren Brunsvold, Henry Hartman, Leslie Midlang, Stanley Anderson, Stanley Brighton, Erwin Backhaus, Oscar Charlson