Then & Now – Farm Meetings

February 13, 2020

Studebakers, Reo’s, Overlands, Ramblers and Fords – old-time cars are lined up in fields. Farmers drove to farms to watch field demonstrations and learn more about raising better crops in the early 1900s. They also attended Farmers’ Institutes whereby they heard experts talk about improving soil conditions with natural fertilizers to boost crop yields.

Chevy, GMC, Dodge, and Ford pickup trucks fill the Farm Bureau parking lots when farmers come for farm meetings. Winter meetings are well attended – a time when farmers aren’t in the fields growing crops. This month farmers attended meetings for pesticide and livestock certification, hemp production, and crop reporting at the Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture.