What was happening in 1974...
James W. Kuhlman – Wo. Co. Extension Director
Florence Ferden-Extension Home Economist
Grace Johnson-Extension 4H Aide
Frances Olson-Office Assistant
Denise Montag-Extension Trainee
Corn & soybean herbicide research test plot in Franklin Co. near Sheffield.
Area demo field day-June
Data collected presented at crop meetings-winter 74
Research plot helps farmers make sound economical decisions.
June ’73 – Cow/Calf Evening Demo Tour at H. Madsen’s Hereford Farm near St.
Ansgar (Worth and Mitchell Counties co-sponsored tour) – 150 attended
Cow/Calf Meeting-March ’74 –42 people attended
Presenters: area ISU staff-Don Hoffstrand, Dale Studt, Karl Griffith
Worth Co. Cattlemen-July ’73-sponsored educational tour including the Charles Lehman farm to see waste management system
Weight guessing contest of“Brownie” – Brown Swiss steer at Lonnie Harris’ farm
Beef Banquet – April ‘74
Corn and Storage Drying Meetings (2) at Clear Lake and Osage – July ‘73
Meeting held by in Silverlake Township on Army Worms (the field had destroyed a
grassy field of corn
Point of interest: The Holton Brothers of Northwood harvested their last field of tobacco Fall ‘73 (the only tobacco farm in Iowa)
Crop Opt Meetings at Osage and Forest City – 7 from Wo. Co. attended
3 half day crop clinics by Dale Studt (ISU area staff) Feb. ’74 in Nwd., Grafton, Joice-41
Swine industry is the largest industry in the county. Pork Chop Conference at
Hanlontown- 35 people-
January Pork Producer Banquet-April-350 people (John Krull-president)
Dairy: joint meeting of Winnebego and Worth counties at Lake Mills
“What’s New for Dairy” –Karl Griffith, John Herrick, Kent Nelson
Farm Income Tax Meeting-Manly Oct ’73- 70 attended
Weed Insect and Control from ISU mailed to farmers in January
Soil and Water Conservation
Four township drainage meetings in Wo. Co. –reached 60
Presenters: Dale Studt, Don Hoffstrand, B. Kttleson, Jim Kuhlman
Land Use Policy – Dr. John Whitmer, Jr. –speaker at Soil Conservation Banquet in
“Who Will Control Agriculture?” – area meeting in Mason City
Grain Marketing Meeting at Kensett-Bob Winser speaker -45 attended
Improved Family Living
“What’s a Parent to Do?” –correspondence course-materials mailed in 3 week
intervals (35 families)
“Chair Caning”- joint program with Mitchell Co.
2 series of classes in Kensett and Northwood-61 attended
“What the Lady Driver Should Know About the Car” – 35 attended in June
ISU Extension Engineers: George Ayres, Dale Hull, Fred Roth
(change oil, carburetor/flooded engine, batteries/jumper cables, distributor cap, tires)
House a Rama in Mason City –education on home improvement and decorating
Also at Hampton, Osage and Waldorf Center (presenters-ISU specialists)
(topics- carpeting, floor coverings, paints, landscaping, reupholstering, refinishing, walls and windows, color and accessories)
“Current Newsletter”-to 4700 people in the NIAD Area
Radio-KRIB open line each Friday
Worth and Mitchell Co. Home Economists
Radio Topics: Selecting a Kitchen Countertop, Life Insurance for college students, Is Kitchen Carpeting for You?, Winterizing Your Home, TV Ads Aimed at Children, Food Costs, Energy Alternatives
Yard and Garden
Program: one day conference in March – vegetable garden production, home grounds
Six 30 min. radio programs with Worth and Mitchell Home Economists
Topics: Get Your Money’s Worth, Organic and Health Foods, Vegetarian Diets, Labeling, Home Vegetable Garden
Pesticide Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Worth Co. Rural Development Committee discussed emergency preparedness and sponsored a Countywide meeting in Kensett–May 73 - 25 attended
4H and Other Youth
May ’73: Mulligan Stew TV series promoted to Hanlontown and Northwood schools-400
youth In grades 4-6 particpated
Fun Days – by Grace JOhnson in Manly at the park in June, for non-4Hers (mostly
Four days in June, 2.5 hrs. per day, 30 attended
Florence Ferden gave lesson on food and nutrition
Other activities: games, singing, snacks, crafts
Kensett Klovers- new club in Kensett using new 4H material called “The
State 4H Conference – We Can Make It Happen-1973 – 8 from Wo. Co. attended
Bobbi Bendickson was preconference delegate
Others attending: Dennis Meyer, Jim Jaspers, Kevin Petersburg, Lyle Hanna, Denise Wilde, Amy Ringham, Donna Adams
June 28 – Rally Night at Wo.Co.Lake –speeches and installation ceremony for
10 mile Intermediate bike trip to Wo. Co. Lake – 21 participated…picnic, games
Local Achievement Show in prep for the Wo. Co. Fair
Carol Schneier-Work Study Aide that helped with fair prep 53 participated In dress revue-modeled outfits at fair – C0. Council planned and conducted event (Outstanding
recognition: Vickie Perry, Bobbie Perry, Brenda Wilde) 256.96-net profit from both events
All Wo. Co. towns entered the Iowa Community Betterment Program in 1973.
Nov. 1-Grafton 1stprize, Northwood-1st prize (prizes according to population levels)
Martin Poe, Extension Specialist assisted communities in preparation.
ISU Landscape Architect and Jim Kuhlman assisted communities in planning parks,
park equipment, and landscaping of public buildings.
TUNE(Total United Northwood Effort)- planting new trees to replace dying Elms
242 trees were planted by various groups collaborating effort.
Burl Parks assisted Manly in zoning principles
Meals on Wheels is successful in Manly. A board of directors has been elected and wants to serve the first Northwood meals May ‘74. Wo. Co. Rural Development and Florence Ferden and Jim Kuhlman are helping in the development of this program in the county.
Jim Kuhlman assisted Lee Halvorson (from Colorado) on ways to develop a youth center
Training new Homemaker Health Aides – 3 trained from Wo. Co.
Assistance given to several Wo. Co. communities in park development.
Extension Service and Soil Conservation-assisting cooperators on waste management systems for livestock
Extension Council Chair-Charlie Pierce, Craig Hanson-V. President