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Banker-Farmer Excursionists See Object Lessons in Better Farming [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Banker-Farmer Excursionists See Object Lessons in Better Farming wi f-pHE influence J _ exerted by local bankers , backed by a strong association , has aided in bringing the town and country nearer together , has helped in bettering conditions in the country , has done much to introduce business methods in farm operations and has assisted in dignifying the profession of farming . This in brief sums up the opinion of the agricultural forces of Secretary Bartlett and His Red Megaphone Led the Way to Demonstrations Like This Wisconsin , as expressed by Director H . L . Russell of the agricul- gy E . R tural experiment station , to the bankerfarmer excursionists at the time of their conference at Madison last month . The success of the first banker-farmer excursion to the agricultural experiment station and college was a decidedly agreeable surprise to many of the rank and file of both professions . That there would be a fairly good turn out no one doubted , but that there would be upwa...
The Farmer ' s Books and the Banker—a Great Chance for Cooperation [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
The Farmer s Books and the Banker—a Great Chance for Cooperation rV 0 well-to-do farmers came together at their fence line one evening and the following dialogue occurred : By J . R . Wheeler Agricultural Commission out Jay , I am going to sell the farm and put my money on interest . I figure I can get 5 per cent . I can sell out and clean up $ 25 , 000 and the interest on it will give me better than $ 100 a month . It is more than I can make on this place , and I wont have any hard work to do . Are you sure , Will , that you didnt make more than $ 100 a month on your farm last year ? asked Jay . Yes , sir ; I am , responded Will . I owe $ 200 more at the bank than I did a year ago and I cant get a dollar more for this farm than I could a year ago . You built a new silo this year , didnt you , at a cost of $ 500 ? You put in a new concrete floor in your barn ; you are milking several more cows than you were ; you have a new binder , and if I am not mistaken , you wore out a second s...
How Banks Can Cooperate With Farmers In Keeping Farm Accounts [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
How Banks Can Cooperate With Farmers In Keeping Farm Accounts BANKS have the machinery that will greatly assist the farmer in keeping his financial accounts By D . H . Otis Wisconsin College of Agriculture Each farmer should be encouraged to deposit all his receipts in the bank , whether check or cash . When this deposit is made , the banker can be of material assistance to the farmer if he will indicate in the farmer s pass book not only the amount of the check or cash deposited but also in a word or two indicate the name from whom the money was received and for what purpose it was given . This information should be placed on the deposit slip by the farmer and copied into the pass book by the banker , as per example : Cash , A . J . Anderson—calf $ 15 . 00 Check , Enterprise Grocery—eggs 1 . 18 Cash , John G . Ames—seed corn 1 . 80 Check , Wm . D . Barker—cow . 125 . 00 Total deposit ,. $ 142 . 98 If the farmer will deposit and the banker will record all of his receipts in this man...
This Bank Will Keep the Farmers' Books "—Advertise This [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
This Bank Will Keep the Farmers Books —Advertise This WHY do not more farmers keep farm records In the opinion of The Farmer , farmers have not thus far kept adequate records for the simple reason that all such systems thus far devised have been too complicated and have required too much time of the busy farmer . The farmer is not usually a trained bookkeeper , and the ordinary farm accounting system requires more or less bookkeeping ability . After a day s hard work in the field a farmer has no desire to work over books at night , however important this work may be . In studying over the various farm accounting systems , The Farmer has concluded that any such system to be used generally by farmers must be very simple and require only very little time . There is one possible way of simplifying farm accounting which will give the desired results , namely , a system of handling all the farm business through the local bank . If farmers and bankers could be persuaded to work together , ...
How Kansas Bankers are Bringing Better Business to the Farm [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
How Kansas Bankers are Bringing Better Business to the Farm WHILE most farmers know far more about their business than many give them credit for , few keep definite written records . Only about one in fifteen of some eight hundred farmers on whose farms business surveys have been made in Kansas , were found keeping records . Most of them know their business in a general way but without more or less systematized records it is impossible for them to keep details in mind . This can be easil | | tails in mind . This can be easily | iiiiiu &gt; iiiiiiiii . i &gt; iiiiiiin Dean Johnson , director of extension , Kansas I State Agricultural college , and Mr . McNall , farm 1 management demonstrator , have compiled the I farm record book which is being distributed to 1 30 , 000 farmers by Kansas bankers . By cooperat- I I ing with the agricultural college , the Kansans ] I hope to follow up the distribution , check up resuits and stimulate bookkeeping all over the 1 a farms o...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Statement of the ownership , management , circulation , etc ., required by the act of August 24 , 1912 , ot THE BANKER-FARMER , published monthly at Champaign , Illinois , for April 1 , 191 C . Publisher—None . Editor—B . F . Harris . Managing Editor—None . Business Manager—B . F . Harris , Champaign , Illinois . Owners—Agricultural Commission of American Bankers Ass n . The American Bankers association is not a corporation ; it Is a voluntary organization not for profit ; has no stock or security issues or stockholders . OFFICERS : J . K . Lynch , Pres ., San Francisco , California . P . W . Goebel , Vice Pres ., Kansas City , Kansas . F . E . Farnsworth . Gen . Sec y , New York City . Head Office , Five Nassau St ., New York City . Known bondholders , mortgagees , and other security holders , holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds , mortgages , or other securities : None . B . F . HARRIS . Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4 th day of April , 1916 . H . S . Capro...
Banks : Distribute This Magazine Among Your Farmer Friends [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Banks : Distribute This Magazine Among Your Farmer Friends SECOND only in interest to the Good Roads number seems to have been the number devoted to the . Farm Woman . Read some of the comments below , then ask yourself if it isnt time for your bank to get into the game . Banks everywhere continue to order the Good Roads number to assist in campaigns for better highways . If you hurry we may be able to furnish you with copies of this edition . W . Ed Jameson of Fulton , Missouri , ordered one thousand copies of the Good Roads , Farm Woman and current number for distribution among the farmers of his county . And he isnt a banker—just a citizen interested in arousing the farmers of his county . More and more the live banks of the country are finding this little magazine invaluable in their cooperative work with their farmer customers . It paves the way for a better understanding . It helps secure better schools , better roads , better credit , better things for the women of the farm ....
What They Say [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
What They Say Your paper gets better all the time . We find it very valuable . —A . L . Burney , Bank of Harrisonville , Missouri . We appreciate the paper very much . —G . E . Corcelius , assistant treasurer , Grange Trust company , Huntingdon , Pennsylvania . Your paper has the right kind of pep . —H . F . Tormohlen , county secretary , Walworth County Young Men s Christian association , Delavan , Wisconsin . Wishing you every success in your noble aim of constructive work among the farmers as well as among the bankers . —Rev . S . T . Tucker , Deseronto , Ontario , Canada . I have sent it to one hundred farmers in my county and I know the effect has been good—have been sending them out for nearly a year . —W . M . Frampton , agricultural secretary , Chamber of Commerce , Charleston , South Carolina . I find THE BANKER-FARMER getting better , and better—perhaps the reason is , I m taking more time to read it . I regret that I have let so much valuable assistance slip from me , by ...
I Get the Bound Volume j [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
I Get the Bound Volume j I THE BANKER-FARMER is splendid , wonderful , pro- I phetic . I am slow on superlative but I cant help it I I and I must have Vols . I and II . —Henry Grant Newell , I I secretary Community Welfare association , Le Raysville , Pennsylvania . I Vols . I and II , neatly bound in red flexible covers— 392 pages of reading matter including the addresses at = - the Banker-Farmer Conference , prepaid for $ 1 75 Vol . II , 200 pages , prepaid for $ 1 . 25 i mmmmmwvMMmmmmmmmmiimiiiaittttimitatiansm i | | | |
How Bankers State Associations Are Working for Agriculture [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
How Bankers State Associations Are Working for Agriculture . Good Work , Texas I THE need of a committee of a sufficiently large number in a state as large as this , so that each member would represent a district with which he was familiar , was so apparent that we divided the state into fourteen districts . County chairmen in turn have been appointed by our fourteen district chairmen . The county chairmen in turn have named their local committees , in this way making a complete network of men in each county to carry on this work . There have been more hogs , more cattle , more poultry , more food for the table and foodstuffs for the stock produced this year than has been produced te many years , and the farmers of the country are in better financial condition than they could possibly have been under such adverse conditions if they had continued the one-crop policy which they have heretofore followed . A few years more of wise diversification in line with the ideas promulgated by th...
How the Bank-Agriculturist is Known as the "Farmers' Minister " [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
How the Bank-Agriculturist is Known as the Farmers Minister THE accompanying figures represent only what has been recorded . Much has been done on which no records have been kept and from which no tangible results can be seen , but it is all with the idea of rendering the best possible community service . It is my firm | | | belief , one which is being voiced m [ by many of our leading agricultural leaders and journals , that we have entered upon a held ot endeavor that is bound to bring greater results than any other agricultural work now in progress . Our livestock plan has been well received . Dealers here have repeatedly stated that I have ruined the market for them since our cows have turned out so well . The story is current in a nearby market that there is little use to ship cows to this section as all the farmers are waiting to secure one through our department . A prominent cattle dealer stated that our second lot of cattle , taken as a whole , was the best lot ever shipped...
A Bank-Agriculturist's Year [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
A Bank-Agriculturists Year Made 828 visits to farms , etc ., conferred with 367 office callers and answered 397 telephone calls . Wrote 586 letters to farmers , etc ., sent out seven circular letters and cards . Distributed 600 pamphlets , thirty farm account books and fifteen dairy record sheets . Addressed twenty-five meetings , reaching 2348 persons . Sixteen meetings for demonstrations of livestock and dairying , cooking , canning and orchard work reached 800 persons . Distributed 193 pigs to pig club boys and held pig show at which forty-eight pigs were exhibited . Purchased eighty-two head of high grade cattle and three pure-breds . Assisted in purchasing eight other head of pure-bred cattle . Influenced seven farmers to purchase and use pure-bred bulls . Have pending purchase of three pure-bred Percheron horses . Brought into the community $ 15 , 000 worth of better livestock . Had three silos erected with prospects for thirtytwo more . Assisted in four farm building plans ; ...
This Banker Talked County Agent Till He Was Hoarse—But Got One ! [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
This Banker Talked County Agent Till He Was Hoarse—But Got One ! BACK in 1912 a young banker from Stillwater , Minnesota , went to the By Louis M . Tobin annual meeting of the bankers state association . He heard much of the county agent idea and every time anyone discussed the plan of having a trained agriculturist take authentic information direct to the man on the farm , the young banker listened hard . The more he heard , the more he was convinced that the county agent method was the most practical by which to reach the farmer . He determined that if it was at all possible , the farmers of his county should have the benefit of this new idea . The Washington County Better Farming association was the result of that determination . Last January the association held its third annual meeting . Twelve hundred men and women attended—that is sufficient evidence that the association is thriving and that it must be accomplishing its purpose . And Dean Wood of the Minnesota college of agri...
Money Without Interest Built This Silo [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
Money Without Interest Built This Silo Three years ago OConnor Bros . State bank of Renville , Minnesota , began loaning money without interest to farmers who would build silos . This plan has been successful . More silos will be built this year than ever before . The bank now offers to loan $ 500 at 5 per cent interest to any farmer who will build a silo . Our endeavor is to encourage the construction of silos that will add real value to the farm and contribute to the wealth producing possibilities of the community , says the bank .
Why the Bankers of New York State Should Work for Agriculture [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
Why the Bankers of New York State Should Work for Agriculture THE figures of the New York State Department of Agriculture as to farm lands and farm cultivation in the state strikingly bear out the frequent charge of the Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers association that New York has been very backward in fostering farm life and farm conunions ¦ iiiifiiHiiiNiiiiiiiaiNfiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin ^ New York not an agricultural state ? Read this editorial from Daily Financial America which drives home facts that every banker in the Empire state should consider . The East , which has strangely believed that its sole interests were in manufacturing , is awakening . Massachusetts is leading the van . The bankers of New York have a great opportunity . iiifiniiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii n , in various states , in the East as well as in the West , there have been definite movements among the banking interests in behalf of farm development . New York s...
The New Idea of the Banker [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
The New Idea of the Banker OUR cartoon is more than a flight of fancy . Numberless bankers have developed a new idea of themselves in the public mind by their banker-farmer activity . At last the country has begun to realize the banker as he is —a fellow-citizen , whose profession instead of shutting him off from • participation in movements for community and national betterment , rather affords him a wonderful opportunity . Go to the small town newspaper . It is the true reflection of the nation s mind . In Elletsyille , Indiana , they publish The Farm . It recently said : THE BANKER-FARMER has a definite mission , and is filling the mission in no uncertain way . The idea has spread to nation-wide proportions , and now almost every bank in tlie land cultivates to the utmost the confidence of the farmer , and is anxious to cooperate with him . The bank president who does not have it in his heart to take the farmer into his private office and have a heart to heart talk , and advise a...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
MKMRMER Reviewing tfieBanieR Activities ^ aBetter Agriculture . amflWbfp Title Registered in U . S . Patent Office Published by the Agricultural Commission ot the American Bankers association , not as a matter of news , but with the single purpose of encouraging , quickening and inspiring to action . THE BANKERFARMER attempts to present monthly concrete happenings and suggestions bearing on the bankers constructive program for a better agriculture and country life .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 June 1916
B . F . HARRIS , Editor . LOUIS M . TOff ^ . Assoeiate Edito ft- — UulnJUJlMun Price—JTFTY CENTS A YEAR SPECIAL , OFFER TO BANKS FCR DISTRIBUTION $ 1 . 25 and $ 2 . 25 per 100—see back page . Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois . Entered as second-class matter , Dec . l , 1913 , at the Post Office , Champaign , 111 ., under Act of March 3 , 1 S 7 JI .