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ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS
ATTEND THE 16th ANNUAL CONGRESS
AT UNIVERSITY FARM
More than 1100 high school students from 115 high schools over
the state convened at the University Farm on May 18 for the three
day annual agriculture congress and F.F.A. convention,
The Judging teams that competed were: general livestock, '
dairy cattle, meat identification, crops Judging and identification,
and poultry. For this year's congress the state was divided into
seven districts and elimination contests held for each district.
The five high teams for each district contest were eligible for
the state congress. The Adams general live stock Judging team
placed fifth at Albert Lea, but the poultry and dairy Judging teams
were eliminated at Owatonna. ,
The achievement contests were a new feature this year. The
teams that competed were: poultry, dairy, general livestock, and
farm management., The achievement teams were given an examination
to test their practical knowledge of their particular field and
worked as a unit.
The first day Thursday, May 18, was the time reserved for the
actual contests. The F.F.A. delegates held a meeting, conducted
the speaking contest, and the chapter conducted contests during the
day. At 6:50 the annual F.F.A. banquet was held in the Main Cam-
pus Unlon ballroom.
Friday, May 19, the forenoon was reserved for educational tours
of the various College of Agriculture departments. In the afternoon
the students gathered in Northrup Memorial Auditorium on the Main
Campus for an interestlng program at which Dr. Guy Stanton Ford,
the president of the University of Minnesota, spoke, and for the '
presentation of awards. u a
The Adams boys did very well. The general livestock Judging
team: William Wlste, Martin Prescott, Warren Matteson, and Herbert
Jasperson Calternatei placed in the second highest group and re-
ceived a red ribbon. '
The poultry achievement team: Frederick Schaefer, Vernon
Winkels, and Robert Flnbraaten also placed in the second highest
group and received a red ribbon. ' a
The dairy achievement team! Kermit Kiefer, Paul Larson, and
Richard Johnson placed first and received a blue ribbon.
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The officers of the 44H club are-Presidentg Virginia ,
Bonnallieg Vice President, Carleton Johnson, Secretary, Shirley
Larsong Treasurer, Martin Prescottg Reporter, Alice Johnson.
Mr, and Mrs. Brooks were our leaders'at the beginning of the
year, When they left, Mr. Hatle took Mr. Brook's place but as
yet the vacancy left by Mrs. Brooks has not been filled,
r' Virginia Bonnallie
' FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA I
y The Adams E.F.A. Chapter was renewed on March 1, 1934, under-
the supervislon of Mr. Hagen. ,This chapter was formerly organiz-
ed by Mr. Bean. There were thirty-three melbers in the first
organization. The Future Farmers of America is a national
organization for high school boys taking agriculture, These
boys learn to farm in the best possible way, and also aid the
community in many ways, such as, spraying fruit trees and testing
farmer's seed and soil. Although they are performing a community
service, they areylearning many things which they plan to under-
take and accomplish. They thereby have a planned program to
follow throughout the entire year, Our chapter sends Judges and
delegates to the State F.F.A. Convention and judging contests at
the University Barm.every year. The following boys represented
Adams Chapter at the state convention, May 18-21: A
General Livestock--Willian Wiste, Martin Prescott, Warren
Matteson. l ' ,
Dairy--Sigurd Osmundson, Norman Levasseur, Virgil Bergene
Poultry-eVernon Schaefer, Eugene Gosha, Vernon Winkels.
Achievement Dairy-eKermit Kiefer, Richard Johnson, Paul
Delegates-eSigurd Osmundson, and Martin Prescott,
The State F,F.A. has organized a band, composedwof members
from chapters in all parts of the state, .Wilbur Kqloen and
Aaron Huseby represented Adams last year. A
.4 The officers elected for the year l938'are as follows:
President, Martln Prescottg Vice President, Frederick Schaeferg
Secretary, William W1steg'Treasurer, Alton Johnsong Reporter,
gernon Schaeferg Watchdog, Sigurd Osmundsong and Advisor, Mr.
rooks. ' '
The total membership for the year 1959 is twentyetwo.
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THE ANNUAL CORN SHOW
The major project of the Future Farmers Boys this year was
their annual corn show which was held on Thursday evening Novem-
ber 5. A great deal of interest was manifested by the people of
the community in this corn shew, A very liberal award of prizes
were provided by the business and professional men of Adams.
There were over 55 entries of field run corn. Entries were re-
ceived from farmers in all directions, as far south as the Iowa
line and east into the Taopi area.
Since this was a contest of field run corn, the picking of
the corn was supervised by Mr, Brooks and the agriculture boys.
The boys were extremely busy during the fall picking: weighing,
shelling, and testing the moisture content of the corn, The ag-
riculture room was decorated most appropriately for a show of
this kind and the corn was very attractively displayed.
Although this was primarily a contest of field run corn,
many other prizes were listed and entries received. Prizes were
offered for the best ten ears of corn, for grains and seeds of
all kinds, for sewing, baking and canned goods. The woman's de-
partment was housed in the home economics rooms. Nineteen lots
of entries in sewing, cooking and canning were provided for. A
wnmanfg Committee consisting of Miss Ardys Christiansen, Mrs.
J, C, Knutson, Mrs. Clara Torgerson, Mrs. William Wohlers, and
Mrs, Roland Brooks arranged for this department., ,
The program was held in the auditorium. Dr. Albert M,
Field, head of the department of agricultural education at the
state university was the principal speaker for the evening.
Dr, Field is recognized beyond the borders of Minnesota as anl
outstanding agricultural educator. After Dr, Field's address,
Mr. R. E. Hodgson discussed recent revelations in hybrid corn.
SPONSORED BY AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT '
A barley and crop school, was sponsored by the agriculture,
department of the Adams High School on Wednesday, February 22.
The program was held in the auditorium.
Mr, John Schissel of the Adams Elevator discussed UThe D
Country Elevator, an Important Factor.U Mr. Fred Kramer dis-
cussed barley production from the farmers' standpoint, Mr, W,
W, Brookins, extension agronomist of the University Farm, and ,
Harry Williman, Federal Grain Inspector discussed grading fac-
tors, barley diseases, and farm practices in barley production,
At noon a lunch was served by the Adams Commercial Club.
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