What was happening in 1949...
Corn borer identification field days were held in all townships in the county and a four county Weed and Pest control meeting was held in Forest City.
A county wide swine field day was held.
E.L. Quaife, Specialist form Iowa State College on Feeding and Management, was
Dairy Field Day, attended by 300 farmers.
Floyd Arnold, Extension Dairy Specialist led discussion on forage and feeding
problems. A local veterinarian discussed disease problem.
Baby Beeves, were taken off feed the day before the sale. Packer buyers graded all the calves prior to the sale. 78 calves averages $37.25 and the grand champion calf was shown by Norman Dierks.
4-H Western Lamb show and sale was part of 4-h club project, along with the 4-h baby beef sale. Grading, worming, castrating, and how to tell the age of a sheep were demonstrations held. Lamb Banquet was held and a demonstration of all the by-products of the sheep industry were on display and explained by a representative from Wilson and
Company of Albert Lea.
County wide Fertilizer meeting was held with the cooperation of the G.I., on-the-job training instructor Ed Dyas, Extension Agronomist. Material was presented and some demonstration farms were visited where different fertilizers had been applied.
Family Living program, full time Home Economist had plans for meetings…. Health and Hospitalization, Blue Cross
4-H boys: 2 new clubs were organized to a total of 9 boy’s clubs and enrollment to 227.
$15,000.00 club barn was completed prior to the Achievement Show. Club boys assisted in raising of old buildings and public auctions and county wide solicitation by members of the County Fair Board raised sufficient money to finance this project.
Girl’s 4-h clubs: Eleven clubs (3 new ones)
4-H Banquet was held at Northwood, with 350 in attendance.
Rural Youth Group was organized in county with 40 in attendance. These members were too old for 4-h club activities.
Young Married Group organized, no officers.
Meets 6 to 8 times a year.