What was happening in 1956...
William H St Clair – County Extension Director
Florence Mathre Ferden – County Extension Home Economist
A county S.C.S. Tractor Rodeo was held on the Clifford Tenold farm with 22 competing in the Junior and Senior Division.
Erwin Trettin produced 200 bushels of Certified Clintland oats to be distributed to farmers in this area.
Thousands of acres were sprayed for grasshoppers in a county wide program.
Many farmers in the county have purchased small flocks and sheep numbers in the county are on the increase.
Two county wide fertilizer meetings were held in the county, one at Fertile and one at Northwood. Jerry Meldrum, Extension Specialist was present.
Free soil testing for lime to all Worth County Farmers and recommendation of results are made by the Extension Director.
11 boy’s 4-h clubs, 5 county committee members, 18 leaders and assistant leaders. All activities were planned by the County Committee, leaders, 4-h club officers and Extension personnel. 252 members
One new club was organized in Danville township with 32 members. Leaders are Robert Anderson and Marvin Bratrud.
Fair: 136 baby beef sold for an average of $28.78, reserve champion sold for 40 cents. Grand Champion was entered at State Fair. Owned by Robert Helling
42 dairy heifers, 28 pens of market litters shown, 14 pens of pure bred litters. 10 pens of market lambs, 4 pens of pure bred ewes and lambs.
8 boys and 2 girls won KGLO awards to the Chicago International and 4-h club congress.
13 girls 4-h clubs, 236 members
1 New Club in Danville Township with 32 members
Kensett B.R. Best, met in April and voted to divide into two clubs. Girls in south half of township will belong to the South Kensett BR Best club, and the ones in the north half will belong to the North Kensett BR Best club.
Home Furnishings was the project for the year.
Newly organized Worth County Agricultural Extension District – new board and new committees organized.
The Home Economics Extension Program was carried on for the first time this year under the direction of the County Home Economist and the Family Living Committee. This has previously been done by the County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
25 4-h clubs, 520 enrollment in 12 townships
· Brookfield Boosterettes – 12 members
· Bristol Happy Hustlers – 24 members
· Deer Creek Wohelos – 19 members
· East Lincoln 4-Square – 17 members
· Fertile Merry Maids – 8 members
· Grafton Peppy Pals – 26 members
· Grove Progressive Girls – 12 members
· Hanlon Highlighters – 13 members
· Hartland Happy Homemakers – 21 members
· Silver Lake Beavers – 16 members
· North Kensett B.R. Best – 12 members
· Manly Junior Homemakers – 12 members
· South Kensett B.R. Best – 16 members
· West Lincoln 4-Square – 30 members
· Bristol Busy Bees – 17 members
· Brookfield Boosters – 30 members
· Danville Dandy Thrifters – 29 members
· Deer Creek Ribbon Takers – 32 members
· Fertile T.N.T. – 20 members
· Golden Banner Boys – 17 members
· Grove Progressive Farmers – 23 members
· Hartland Happy Hustling Harvesters – 33 members
· Lincoln Junior Farmers – 29 members
· Lincoln-Union Young Farmers – 32 members
· Silver Lake Streaks – 17 members