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The Cultivation bf ^ Gbrn—Facts from a Recent Investigation [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
The Cultivation bf ^ Gbrn—Facts from a Recent Investigation MANY people suppose that we already know all that is to be known about the r j cultivation of corn . With almost virgin soils comparatively little cultivation was necessary , but as the soils became more foul , more compact and some what exhausted of organic matter and plant food , different methods not only of cultivation , but of preparing the seed bed must be practiced . We .. H ])^ j ] can no longer grow 80 bushels of corn per acre by plowing three or four inches deep , planting the corn one way and with two cultivations with the large shovels . The soil beneath that turned by the plow was naturally mellow and tertile and the roots found an abundance of food in the subsurface soil as well as in the surface . Now the roots must have undisputed possession of the plowed soil if we expect results . The first and most important object to be achieved by cultivation in this state is the killing of weeds . These deprive corn of...
Wtet Good Rotation Will Do [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
Wtet Good Rotation Will Do CROP rotation is the growing of different kinds of crops , one after another , on the same field . A crop rotation may be practiced oa one field growing a different crop a year , or on a number of fields growing a different crop on each year . If a well planned rotation is carried out on the farm it will accomplish the following ends : 1 . It will keep the soil in a high state of productivity . 2 . It will prevent excessive losses in dry years . 3 . It will ; keep down the weeds . 4 . It will make it possible- to obtain a better distribution of farm labor . ; , 5 . It will decrease the unit cost of producing farm products . • * . ..: _ 6 . It will provide feed for sufficient livestock to materially increase the profits of the farm . A rotation of crops means nothing more or less than that the different classes of crops should be so arranged that in a series of years there shall be a maximum of returns from crops produced and a minimum of fertility lost . F...
• - - Fewer Boys in Reform School [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
• - - Fewer Boys in Reform School FA . REED , cashier of the First State Bank of Deerpark , has given to the boys of the Spokane Y . M . C . A ., apportion of a two thousand acre tract on Fan Lake for their permanent summer home . If more of the bankers would spend some of their money in this manner there might be fewer boys in the reform school . —W . W . Martin , secretary Washington Bankers Association .
How a Southern Banker Brought Alfalfa to His Communitv [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
How a Southern Banker Brought Alfalfa to His Communitv ABOUT twenty-five years ago W . J . Roddey , president oj tlie National Union Bank of By Ira B . Dunlap National Union Bank , Kock HIll ^ S . C . Kock Hill , bouth Carolina , took a trip through the West . He saw alfalfa growing . He was told that an acre of wellsodded alfalfa was worth a lot of money . He came back to South Carolina and offered to purchase for twenty-five farmers sufficient seed for each to plant one-half acre of alfalfa . Out of the twenty-five farmers there was only one who . continued experimenting with alfalfa—the others made a failure . In fact , the one who continued made very little success and we felt at that time that alfalfa in our section was a failure . This one farmer , however , kept on experimenting with it . Today we have in our section hundreds of acres of alfalfa . What we lacked in order to make alfalfa a success on the start was inoculation and lime . Now we have more alfalfa in our section ...
Money For Silos Without Interest—Other Banker-Farmer Work [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
Money For Silos Without Interest—Other Banker-Farmer Work A SPLENDID example of the spirit that is animating the banker today is furnished by the First National Bank of Thief River Falls , Minnesota . It -will loan at least $ 15 , 000 to farmers for the construction of silos—and the loans will be made without interest . And if the farmers of that section prove sufficiently wide-awake and alert to the opportunity , the bank will not be averse to doubling its proposition , thereby standing ready to loan $ 30 , 000 , without asking one cent of interest . C . L . Hansen , president of the institution , has just made the offer in an advertisement . He hopes to cause by this means the erection of at least fifty silos , believing this would greatly assist in improving the farming of the section . The Thief River Falls NewsPress comments : There are no strings attached to this offer , except that the farmer borrowing the money must be worthy and must show the proper amount of enthusiasm and...
How New York State Hopes to Solve the Rural Credit Problem [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
How New York State Hopes to Solve the Rural Credit Problem THE Land Bank system of the state of New York has been devised to liquify By John J . Dillon on its funds to finance their mortgages . It would take too lone to aerairmilatv funds or mobilize credits represented in the mortgages of homes and _ farms in the state . By this we mean that the mortgages are converted into negotiable bonds which may pass readily and safely from hand to hand without-loss of interest or depreciation in value . In addition to mobilizing the mortgage credit the system provides an inducement for small savings , and a safe and profitable form of investment for people of small means and frugal habits . It also provides ready money to finance mortgages on homes and farms at current rates of interest , and on long term contracts , with small annual payments to amortize or wipe out the mortgage at the end of the contract period . This system of mortgage credits has two separate forms of organization . First...
? Jr ?}» ? ? ? Demonstration is the Most Effective [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
? Jr ?}» ? ? ? Demonstration is the Most Effective THE one great need now seems to be to get the crop grower and the business man to a common understanding and common ground . The great problem is to bring the crop grower to a consciousness of the value of the improved methods and of the help that the experiment stations can give him . Bulletins and farmers institutes have been the means heretofore employed , both good , but they have not been sufficient to do the work . The actual demonstration in the field , and mayhap in a neighbor s field , it has been concluded , is the more , if not only , effective way . The farm demonstration system is now being tried out . I have every faith in it . It seems to be the practical and sensible way . It has done marvelous things in our state . —Carson Hildreth , Chairman of Nebraska Agricultural Committee , Lincoln , Nebraska . ¦ M
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
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; Taie of the Dollar Bill [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
; Taie of the Dollar Bill ; * - . ¦¦ . « A FARMER went to town to spend Some of * his hard earned dough , He was Reeling good , because , His toil would profit show . And in a merry jest , and just To show his printing skill , He printed his initials on A brand new dollar bill . He spent that dollar that same day , Down in the village store , He thought twas gone forever then And hed see it no-more . But . ong before the year rolled by One day he went to fill A neighbor s order , and received That same one dollar bill . Once more he spent that dollar bill In his own neighborhood , Where it would do himself and friend The most amount of good . Four times in two . years it came back , As some bad pennies will , And each time hed go out and spend This marked one dollar bill . Had he been wise that dollar might Be in his town today , But just two years ago He sent it far away . The people who received it then I know have got it still , For twas to a mail order house He sent his dollar b...
v v •;• Thines Worth Rememberincr [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
v v •;• Thines Worth Rememberincr THAT your neighbors are good people . - That good neighbors are the result of good neighbors . That no community can rise higher than the average level of all its people . That discussion , publicity , and education will raise the average level of any community . That the strongest community in the state is the best organized one . That the farmers club represents a powerful unit for organizing rural communities for social and economic serv ce . *¦ it . . ? .
365-Day Road Club Maxims [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
365-Day Road Club Maxims DRAG your roads and not your loads . Waste no time wishing . Work brings quicker results . Many bad roads are only good road material wrongly arranged . We must live with the dirt road , so make it as good as possible . In many localities the big , fat dollar that goes into the collector s office in the fall looks like thirty cents when met on the road next spring . ? Jr ? ? ? ?&gt; The man who tills the soil is performing a noble work . Let him study it , let him love it ; let him take pride in it ; let him do better today than he did yesterday , better this year than last year . —P . G . Holden . ? ?&gt; ?&gt; If the farmer must retire then he should operate his farm through a manager as a better means of conservation .
Banks : Distribute This Magazine Among Your Farmer Friends [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
Banks : Distribute This Magazine Among Your Farmer Friends WHAT is your bank trying to do for agriculture ? Helping to secure a county agent ? Booming a consolidated school ? Holding a contest and exhibit ? Trying to introduce livestock ? No matter what activity interests you , THE BANKERFARMER will help . If your farmers read it , they will understand YOU better—they will realize what bankers ih general seek to do . The magazine will aid in promoting sentiment for better agriculture and country life . The banker and the farmer ought to know each other better . More than ever before it is important that there shall be cooperation between them . If your leading farmers read this magazine for a year , they will obtain an idea of what the bankers are trying t . o . do . Misunderstandings will be cleared away . Something like . 14 , 000 farmers are reading this number , because several hundred banks want them to . These banks are subscribing in bulk for the magazine and are sending it t...
Against the One-Crop System [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
Against the One-Crop System ( Continued from page 12 ) tools in producing a crop of cotton alone is only 100 to 125 days . What is the farmer going to do the rest of the time ? Diversified agriculture and livestock make a 365 days job . Thrift and industry are greatly to be desired . I am unable to see what benefit can be derived from having long periods of idleness . What we . want is a system of farming by which we can introduce and use good business system on the farm and get the best results from a reasonable expenditure of time and labor . Fifth : Under the one-crop system of agriculture the return for labor comes but once in the year , whereas under a properly diversified system of agriculture the return comes in a number of times during the year . The eggs , butter , cheese , poultry , fruit , garden , hogs , cattle and grain , if made the product of one farm , give many opportunities for converting labor and the fertility of the soil into cash . With nothing to sell but cott...
What They Say [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
What They Say Our ranchers demand the paper now . —The State Bank of Plummer , Plummer , Idaho . We like the paper very much . —Chas . G . Sherk , Litchfield State Savings Bank , Litchfield , Michigan . I believe you are working along the proper lines to do the most good . —C . J . Craft , Central Trust and Savings Company , Philadelphia , Pa . We have had many complimentary comments on the paper , since sending it out to our friends . —Axel Henderson , Farmers State Bank , Boxholm , Iowa . We consider your magazine one of the best published and we would not wish to be without it each month . —J . H . Bale , Farmers Savings Bank , Ruthven , Iowa . We find THE BANKER-FARMER is widely read among our patrons , and is receiving many favorable comments . —J . Gaare , Cashier , First State Bank of Perley , Perley , Minnesota . We take a great deal of interest in THE BANKERFARMER ourselves and are anxious to introduce it in our vicinity so that the farmers will become acquainted with it . ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
pininiiiiiaiiuM ^ Special Offer to Banks I _ T \^ E of the best methods of cooperation with the 1 lj banker-farmer movement is to place THE , BANKER-FARMER in the hands of your B farmer friends . It explains better than you can why the banker is interested in agriculture and what he is doing . Read under What They Say , the testimony of banks which are following this plan . Then send for g details . D p it TODAY . KbOllTU-UllllUIHJlllJlHlllUUUIillllllilUnMlllHinLUlMliUHUJUIHlLnHniLSIHllbHIILinLHllllliLllllbllUHIllllllLlllIlUllIlLllllllUlIUlllHIlllblUMIiailllLUUlllJlllUlllLllJMlfl ¦ ¦
Georgia Bankers are Alive [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
Georgia Bankers are Alive THE Georgia bankers are wide awake and alive to the agricultural situation . I have not seen a body of bankers anywhere who took greater interest in agricultural development than they do , arid 1 listened for more than an hour to the report of their agricultural committee and -a discussion thereof with intense interest . They are doing things in Georgia . Corn , cattle and hogs are actually taking the place of cotton in constantly increasing measure , but there is so much to be done throughout the South that the splendid results already accomplished do not show up as they should . —W . B . Harrison , Secretary , Oklahoma Bankers Association . . . . . . . . .. The adhering to a one crop system will bring ultimate disaster , be it all wheat in the Northwest , all corn in the Middle West , all livestock in the West or all cotton in the South . Sensible , practical diversification means properly balanced farming , which is the solution of . the problem . —Farme...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1915
IIIIM ^^ Bound Volumes ^— $ 1 . 25 To close out remaining copies of bound volumes of Volume I of-THE BANKER-FARMER , we have reduced the price to $ 1 . 25 , prepaid to you . Here are 192 pages of solid reading matter , neatly bound . Every banker should have one . ILUlllM ^ LIIIlllMUllClJILlUllIUlLUUlUlUniliniMllLUlbUlllLUlllLUlMISIllllllllllLUllllUlllLllUL lblllLHUilMMllllllUiniU . HllllliniUUUlLJIIlllIllUllUlIIULU ||||| ll |||||| l
THE STORY OF A GREAT CONFERENCE [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 August 1915
THE STORY OF A GREAT CONFERENCE T HIS IS A LITTLE STORY of the great Banker-Farmer Conference—of the buale-call of the American banker to the country and Us wonderful response : the rMyikg of 351 elrnesi ( men and devoted women to the colors of Better Agriculture and County Life . . — 8 w a , storv ° fjreat aspiratwn—but of greater achievement . For the Conference in attends ance and interest did more than surpass all previous Conferences U nrmlftTV + ^^ Zrepresentative meeting for Agriculture ever held in STmSLdlSS ^ such a marshalling of the great agencies at work in the common cause . IT was a triumph in itself for that cardinal tenet in the banker-farmer creed—a victory for that one principle above all that America must adopt—And that is Cooperation ! Big and brainy men from the colleges of agriculture-clear-headed editors from the farm journals-r-real , genuine farmers—leaders in Uncle Sam s great work for Agriculture laborers in the country vineyards of the Lord—zealous county...
? ? ? "Uncle Henry ' s" Benediction By Henry Wallace [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 August 1915
? ? ? Uncle Henry s Benediction By Henry Wallace I have addressed a good many meetings in this and other countries , and I want to say that I have never addressed in my life any in which there was a finer spirit that you can feel . We have talked a good deal about ¦ production , about raising things . We have not yet taken up the more important part of its distribution . We have glimpses at the great idea back of it all and that is citizenship . We are realizing the truth of the Master , and you never get the full meaning of the scripture if you read it devotionally , or as a pure religious matter . But the sayings of Jesus have a worldwide meaning . Except ye be converted and become as little children , ye cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven . It is hardly worth while preaching to seasoned saints , for they are apt to be idle words ; nor trying to teach seasoned farmers who know it all . The hope of this country is in the young people , for the great end of all farming and all banki...