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    • George M. Allee record book

    • Agriculture; Family farms; Rural farming; Extension
    • A journal with references to short courses and Perry G. Holden, notes keeping mind of information learned while attending short courses, newspaper clippings documenting personal successes from crop yields, and ribbons from corn shows. Evidence of...
    • Corn breeding

    • Demonstration Farms; Extension; Agriculture; Corn; Farms; Hybrid corn;
    • Corn Breeding. In The Crossing Plot. The Remnants Of The Best Mother Ears Of The Ear-to-row Plot Of The Preceding Year Are Crossed And The Progeny From The Best Crosses Selected For Multiplying; ICIA, c. 1918-1920.
    • Farmers' variety test

    • Demonstration Farms; Extension; Agriculture; Farms; Corn;
    • This photograph shows the farmers’ variety test plot and several individuals examining the rows. The caption on the photograph reads: "Farmers' Variety Test. The Farmers And Their Families Are Reading On The Cards The Name Of The Man Who Furnished...
    • Corn yield test

    • Demonstration Farms; Extension; Agriculture; Iowa State College; Iowa State University; Farms; Crops; Corn;
    • A set of two photographs depicting the harvesting and planting of corn for the corn yield tests. The first photograph shows two men harvesting corn, and the second shows seven men planting corn for the new corn yield test. Text on the page reads:...
    • Report on farm bureau women’s meeting

    • Extension; Agricultural education;
    • A copy of the minutes outlining procedure of the Women Representatives from each Congressional district. The minutes include decisions reached on issues like state-wide organization plans, project work, and future goals.
    • Agricultural work in Clinton County, Iowa

    • Extension; Agriculture;
    • A report of agricultural work done in Clinton County, Iowa. Details the work that has been done there and activities held, as well as what is planned for the future. This report gives fresh insight into how the extension was helping farmers (see...
    • Seed corn demonstrations - Sioux County 1903, radio talk

    • Extension; Agriculture; Corn; Demonstration Farms; Iowa State College; Iowa State University;
    • A transcription of a radio talk given by Ralph K. Bliss in 1953 about the 1903 seed corn demonstration farms in Sioux County. Topics covered include an overview of the beginning of county cooperative extension work, the early work of county...
    • J.W. Jones lectures while M.L. Mosher displays corn testing box

    • Extension; Corn Train; Corn; Iowa State College; Iowa State University;
    • Educational Trains. 1905. J. W. Jones speaking. M. L. Mosher helping. Audience in coach listens to a talk on producing better corn. Note the Holden sawdust corn testing box, a method by which 6 kernals of corn from each seed ear could be tested. ...
    • Diary of the seed corn train

    • Extension; Corn Train; Corn; Iowa State College; Iowa State University;
    • Martin L. Mosher’s diary, kept during the early corn train outings. Contains dates and locations of stops, as well as notes about participation and enthusiasm of participants. Item is a copy from the ISU Archives due to deterioration of the...
    • Professor P.G. Holden - The Corn Foundation: radio talk

    • Extension; Corn Train; Corn; Shambaugh, Jessie Field, 1881-1971;
    • A transcription of a radio talk given by Ralph K. Bliss in which he reflects on the work of Perry G. Holden and the beginning of extension work. The talk focuses on the birth and service provided by the corn trains.
    • Correspondence from Martin L. Mosher to his son, Arthur

    • Extension; Correspondence; Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943;
    • Collection of six handwritten letters addressed to Arthur Mosher from his father, Martin L. Mosher. The topics of the letters include the five steps in agricultural development, early extension work, Mosher’s general philosophy regarding extension...


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