What happened in 1962...
County Farm Bureau furnished fertilizer and atrazine for all demonstrations.
The objective of the fertilizer demonstration plots was to show the importance of soil tests, to know the soil moisture at 5 1/2’ in order to determine the plant population and the use of the proper fertilizer to obtain highest yield.
The following results were obtained on a piece of ground that had been in continuous corn for 20 years.
Check plots 37 bushels
Just row fertilizer 41 bushels
Nitrogen only 90# /Acre 95 bushels
Row + Nitrogen fertilizer 112 bushels
Atrazine demonstration plot on 16 80-rod rows where no cultivations were made showed a plant population of 200 plants over cultivated corn and an increase of 9 bushels per acre over the full treatment of row fertilizer and Nitrogen fertilizer used in fertilizer demonstration plot.
4-H and Other Youth Programs:
Reorganized 4-H Boys and Girls county Committees into one overall committee with the objective in mind of coordinating the county 4-H programs.
Girls County Committee: Mrs Reuben Rustad, Mrs Maurice Severson, Mrs Sherman Charlson, Mrs Gail Bailey, Mrs Mac Randall, Mrs Ernest Enerson
Boys County Committee: Allan Johnson, Arvid Holtan, Milo P Pangburn, Vernon Lyford, Robert Anderson, Orvin Bergo
County 4-H Officers:
Boys – Pres Merle Hanson, VPres Glen Smeby, Sec Harlen Groe, Treas Harvey Hanson
Girls – Pres Bonnie Heltne, VPres Ann Marie Evenson, Sec Marsha Gaarder, Hist Dorothy Delp
1962 State 4-H Conference Delegates:
Merle Hanson, Douglas Rovang, Gary Pike, Kenneth Kisner, Richard Brunsvold, Roger Dahlby, Arlouene Olson, Janice Olson, Charlotte Borchert, Mardell Trettin, Eileen Perkins and Marcia Levorson
Barton Lucky Clovers - 14 members
Brookfield Bonnie Belles - 16 members
Clover Belles - 18 members
Fertile Merry maids - 25 members
Kensett Happy Helpers - 14 members
South Kensett BR Best - 13 members
Manly Junior Homemakers - 23 members
Bristol Happy Hustlers - 18 members
Cinderella Girls - 21 members
Deer Creek Wohelo - 16 members
Grove Progressive Girls - 21 members
North Kensett BR Best - 12 members
West Lincoln 4-Square - 16 members
Silver Lake Beavers - 27 members
Bristol Busy Bees - 15 members
Danville Dandy Thrifters - 31 members
Fertile TNT - 17 members
Grove Progressive Farmers - 25 members
Lincoln Junior Farmers - 36 members
Brookfield Boosters - 25 members
Deer Creek Ribbon Takers - 39 members
Golden Banner Boys - 25 members
Hartland Harvesters - 16 members
Silver Streaks - 13 members