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The third session of the Clayton Co. Farmer's Institute will meet at
Elkader, on Friday, May 25, at 10 o'clock a.m. and continue during two days.
Let the farmers of Clayton county turn out en masse and help to make this
session of the institute useful and instructive. The following is a partial
list of topics that will be presented:
-J.W. STEWARD, Illyria, farm buildings and fence.
-Hon. Reuben NOBLE, McGregor, sidewalk farming, or farming by proxy.
-S.B. SCHILLING, Elkader, the creamery.
-F.D. HATCH, McGregor, root culture.
-H. MEYER, Elkader, poultry for pleasure and profit.
-M. URIELL, Elkader, corn fodder
-W.P. ENO, Wagner, native vs imported horses.
-G.H. BIERBAUM, Ceres, what breeds of cattle shall we raise?
-J.E. CORLETT, Farmersburg, orchard and ornamental trees.
-Frank SCHULTE, National, corn culture and filling ditches.
-A.F. HOFER, McGregor, small fruit for the farm.
-A.O. KENYON, McGregor, does knowledge pay?
By J.D. MAURER, sec'y & F.L. WILLIAMS, pres.
[source: Postville Review; Postville, Allamakee Co. IA; May 19, 1888]