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To the Bankers of the United States f [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
To the Bankers of the United States f THE Agricultural Commission of the American Bank- I ers association begins the New Year with a program I of practical work which , it believes , will appeal to I every thinking banker in the country . This program is : § i . The creation of a committee on agriculture by every 1 bankers state association . § 2 . The adoption of a county unit plan by every state I association committee on agriculture , with a banker as a f local agricultural chairman in every county of the state , f ( This plan has been adopted by a number of associations I with marked success . ) 1 3 . A Nation-wide campaign to increase tbe number of I county agents that eventually there may be an agent in 1 every agricultural county in the United States . 4 . The general adoption of farm credit statements . We 1 have , sounded the slogan , Get One Farmer s Financial 1 Statement a Day . If several thousand country bankers 1 can be aroused to the importance of securing fin- — ^ 1 ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
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Make Plans for 1917 [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Make Plans for 1917 EVERY bankers state association should make definite plans for its agricultural work this year . A majority of tbe state associations have committees on agriculture . Many of mem are doing valuable work . Others need a stimulus . And there are state associations which should create committees on agriculture and start to work . No matter what dazzling totals are carried in the crop reports , the fact remains that our production per acre is still far too low . George E . Roberts well said that to condemn the farmer did not do any good ; he must be shown . The bankers must cooperate with other agencies to do this . The only way anything is accomplished is by pounding away Probably there are bankers who are weary of hearing about agriculture . Probably there are bankers who do not see why the banker should be concerned about agriculture . Pound away until they realize that the United States cannot be a permanently prosperous and contented Nation until agriculture and...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
mEfiwm fevMJguwBukm AdrvrHn ^ Title Registered in U . S . Patent Office Published by the Agricultural Commission of 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 auggca lions bearing on the bankers constructive program for a better agriculture and country life . Published under tbe direction of JOSEPH HUtSCH , Chairman of tbe Agricultural Commission LOUIS M . TOBIN , Editor SabooripthHi Prios—1 _ TY OXHTS A 3—U . SPECIAL OFFER TO BANKS FOR DISTRIBUTION $ —25 and $ 3 . 25 per 100—see back page . Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois . Entered as second-class matter , Dec . 1 , 1913 , at the Pott Office , Champaign , _ ., under Act of March 3 . 1879 .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Agncnrtura . Commission of the American Bankers Associatioa Joseph Hirach . vice-president , Corpus Christi National bank , Corpus Christi , Texas , chairman . Will G Gordon , cashier , Farmers Savings bank , Marshall , Missouri . Fred W . Hyde , cashier . National Chautauqua County bank , Jamestown New York . * h . ° - _?*__ ¦» * - ?¦¦««• Southern Trust Co ., Little Rock . Arkansas . Oliver • H . Sams , president , Merchants National bank , Hillsboro , Ohio . Fred N . Shepherd , cashier , Empire National bantTLewiston , Idaho . J . K . Wheeler , vice-president , Fanners and Merchants Union bank , Columbus , Wisconsin .
What Does the Farmer Earn ? [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
What Does the Farmer Earn ? IS farming all right ? Should a let well enough alone policy prevail ? - Should the banker and every other citizen go about . bis business ? Dr . George E . Vincent is president of the University of Minnesota . He has a keen understanding of agricul-, tare and country , life . He is the farthest removed from a sensationalist and an alarmist—his training has taught him conservatism of the greatest degree . Addressing a national meeting of economists and sociologists just the other day , Dr . Vincent made some flat-footed statements . If they arc true , they should 4 tir every banker in the United States into activity . The statements were : ( That as an industry farming pays the average farmer less man day wages . That only increase in land values gives him a delusive sense of prospering from agriculture . That tenancy is increasing disconcertingly even in the best farming regions , such as Iowa and Illinois . That the rural population is increasingly foot...
County Agent Number Next [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
County Agent Number Next The February issue of THE BANKEE-FASMEB will feature the County Agent It will be valuable to assist in explaining the system and creating sentiment for it Place an early order for a quantity to distribute . nui Wiiifiitiiiiim utm Luuujnrfxnnrririfn miff n idiiiiiihimniiitiiimn smti mi iH » ni _ ui _ u _ wwMSMM &lt;_ u _ prf wif ? rrr &lt; iif iiiBmuMjBijir __ xnawBMMMBmariirjBiags
The Agricultural Credit Rate Sheet [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
The Agricultural Credit Rate Sheet THE-campaign of the Agricultural Commission to introduce the agricultural credit rate sheet has started well . From every part of the country requests for copies of the sheet have come to this office . This response demonstrates that the men of the country banks are anxious to put farm credit on a safe basis for farmer and banker alike . The inventory feature of the credit rate sheet is of especial value at this time . Many farmers will set down for the first tune their assets and liabilities and that in itself is a big step toward bringing business principles to the farm . The value of the closer relationship between the farmer and the banker certain to be brought about by their discussion of the credit sheet cannot be estimated . The farmer will leave the bank with a new idea of what credit means and with a hew idea of the banker . Even today the tradition too strongly prevails among some farmers that the banker is an . ogre , fattening on advers...
How the Bank Took the Farmers to College—Other Banker-Farmer Stories [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
How the Bank Took the Farmers to College—Other Banker-Farmer Stories THE First State bank of Columbus , Miss ., advertised an agricultural observation special train to be run to the Mississippi A . and M . college at Starkville on Dec . 14 . Although rain , sleet and snow fell more than 239 persons boarded the train and spent the day at the college . The party included thirty-three boys , members of the pig club organized by the bank last year , who were guests of the institution , the other excursionists gladly paying their own fares . At the college the farmers heard advice on how the agricultural resources of their country could best be utilized . How to farm under boll weevil conditions ; cash crops as substitutes for cotton , such as lespedeza ; how to combat hog cholera ; the value of good cows , breeding and care ; how small farmers , each with a few head of stock , can cooperate profitably—these were some of the subjects . The visit to the college gave an impetus to a moveme...
How Little Denmark Became the Model Agricultural Nation of the World [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
How Little Denmark Became the Model Agricultural Nation of the World DENMARK offers a magnificent example to the world of efficiency in agriculture . The nation was poor . It had been stricken by war . Its natural resources were few . Its only j , ope of prosperity , progress was in the products of the soil The • oil was none too rich . The farm stock was none too good . Patiently and conscientiously the people worked to improve the —ad , enriching it with the elements it needed to make it fruitful . Patiently and conscientiously they worked to raise the grade of all farm animals , to have better bulls and better cows , tetter chickens and better bogs , better horses and better sheep . To wipe out the wastes that attended efforts of disorganized bodies they formed themselves into cooperative societies to buy collectively , to transport their products cooperatively , and to sell to the best advantage cooperatively . Out of this plan has grown the wonderful system that has made Denmar...
Uncle Sam Furnished the Creamery—but a Banker Produced the Cows [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Uncle Sam Furnished the Creamery—but a Banker Produced the Cows YES , the Government creamery is the greatest thing that ever struck this community , but , I tell you if we only had the cows Well , why don t you farmers get them ? Why not ? These Government experts at the creamery tell us not to get anything except high or pure-bred dairy stock—they ve convinced us that other kinds don t pay . But it costs four times as much to get a pure-bred cow—and most of us can t afford it—just yet . The speakers were a farmer of Mercer county , Pa ., and E . B . Harsbaw , cashier of the Grove City National bank . The banker had asked the farmer what they thought of the creamery which the Dairy Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry had established in Grove City about a year and a half ago . We farmers realize that the creamery is paying a high and sure profit into our pockets every month , the farmer went on . Those government sharps have also got us all worked up about improving our herds ...
Why Not Start a Calf Club for Boys and Girls ? This Will Help You [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Why Not Start a Calf Club for Boys and Girls ? This Will Help You HAVE you a little calf club in your bank ? If you haven t , it is a good idea to consider starting a club . Judging from the interest shown in the article in the December BANKERF ARMER on the experience of eight Illinois banks which have enrolled 500 boys and girls in calf clubs ,, all that is preventing numerous bankers from forming clubs is knowing just how to start . Many banks have asked for copies of the notes signed by the boys and girls arid for other information . More than likely there are few regions where an incentive to dairying is not needed and will not prove valuable to the farming of the community . The banker should advise regarding these conditions with recognized authorities , preferably the county agent , if the community enjoys the advantages of the county agent system . If not the state college of agriculture will undoubtedly be glad to cooperate and furnish advice on the breed to be favored and ...
Mote Sheep , More Wool , More Meat [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Mote Sheep , More Wool , More Meat By Clarence Bear * Kates Mr . Kates was secretary of the recent conference in Philadelphia to promote the More Sheep and More Woof movement , which was participated in by a number of bankers . The Pennsylvania Bankers association is especially interested in this movement . IT is up to the woolen mill men and the clothing manufacturers to increase sheep flocks on farm or range . A particular feature to be home in mind concerning the call to arrest further diminution of the number of sheep ( not only in the United States , but throughout tbe world ) is the origin of the call to attention . The condition of this agricultural industry is not to-day causing the farmer any alarm—it is the woolen manufacturer and wholesale clothing manufacturer who are disturbed : The owners of flocks have been quietly and naturally withdrawing from the business of sheep-raising . Why ? Because it didnt pay . Again—why ? This is what the conference held in Philadelphia se...
Oklahoma Bankers Gave $ 800 in Scholarships [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Oklahoma Bankers Gave $ 800 in Scholarships F IVE scholarships of $ 160 each in the Agricultural and Mechanical college of Oklahoma were given by the five groups of the Oklahoma Bankers association . Here are the winners . Reading from left to right they are : Claude Ingram , a member of the kafir corn club . The second is Harvey Nelson , who was a member cf the kaffir corn and pig clubs . The They Won the Bankers Scholarships third is Miss Ima Coon , who was a member of the girls canning club . The fourth is Dennis Clay , who was a member of the corn club . The fifth is Elston Coleman , who was a member of the corn club . The quintet is enrolled in the college and reports from the class-rooms and laboratories indicate the four boys and the girl are hard at work . Some Hard Luck Stories From Kansas ROY LOOMIS of Ionia township planted four acres of ground to sweet clover in the spring of 1015 . Beginning on April I and continuing until July 1 of last year Mr . Loomis pastured sixtee...
Two Letters From the Firing Line [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Two Letters From the Firing Line WE . have recently opened a farmer s room in our court house in which the Farmers association meets monthly and the county agent has his headquarters . It is our purpose to niake it headquarters for all farmers coming to town , establish a library of books , bulletins , news letters , etc ., the circulation of farm magazines and papers , a farmers exchange for everything the farmers will have for sale or to purchase , and to serve the farmer in every way possible . The boys corn club exhibit was held in it the day of the farmers monthly meeting and the prizes were awarded there . We have had a ladies rest room in one room of the court house for several years , which is freely used and has proved of great help . It is under the care of the Civic league and the Giles County Home Makers club . Our county court has shown its progressive spirit by contributing to the support of both of them . Most any county court will do likewise if the work s scope , pu...
Uncle Sam ' s Free Book Shelf [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 January 1917
Uncle Sam s Free Book Shelf PUBLICATIONS of the United States Department of Agri culture relating to farm and household economy available for free distribution by the department Principles of Nutrition and Nutritive Value of Food . ( Farmers Bulletin 142 . ) Home Fruit Garden . ( Farmers Bulletin 154 . ) Canned Fruits , Preserves , and Jellies . ( Farmers Bulletin 203 . ) The Home Vegetable Garden . ( Farmers Bulletin 355 . ) Use of Fruit as Food . ( Farmers Bulletin 293 . ) Canning Vegetables in the Home . ( Farmers Bulletin 359 . ) Care of Food in the Home . ( Farmers Bulletin 375 . ) Economical Use of Meat in the Home . ( Farmers Bulletin 391 . ) Canning Peaches on the Farm . ( Farmers Bulletin 426 . ) How a City Family Managed a Farm . ( Farmers Bulletin 43 a . ) A System of Tenant Farming and Its Results . ( Farmers Bulletin 437 . ) A Successful New York Farm . ( Farmers Bulletin 454 . ) Farm Bookkeeping . ( Farmers Bulletin 5 ii . ) Canning Tomatoes at Home and in Club Work . ...