What was happening in 1952...
County Extension Director - William H St.Clair
Production and Marketing: Soil technician was used to approve all tiling and conservation practices listed for conservation payments set up by the PMA.
Oats: Applications were reviewed and three growers selected for growing the new Clintafe oats to be distributed in the fall of 1953 to be grown in 1954.
Corn: 20 corn yield plots were set up through the G.I. on the Job Training program. Free samples of corn were furnished by all the leading Hybrid seed corn companies and harvesting of the plots done by the boys in the G.I. classes.
Fertilizer: Fertilizer test plots on corn were also carried on five farms throughout the county with 3 including side dressing of nitrogen up to 80# the last cultivating.
Soybeans: 6,000 bushels of Black Hawk soybeans were distributed to all farmers in the county requesting this seed.