Carolina Farm Features: Radio News from North Carolina State College, For Release Monday, August 18, 1952
Three Tar Heel women won honors in the Associated Country Women of the World essay competition. Miss Verna Stanton, Assistant State Home Agent at State College, reports that Mrs. Donald Herring of Wayne County won first place with her essay telling of her rural home. She says that there have been so many changes in the home during the past 25 years that one can hardly compare rural living now with rural living then. Mrs. Herring’s essay describes all of the changes that she has made in the house that was her husband’s homeplace.
The second place essay in the in competition was written by Mrs. Charlie Gough form Yadkin County. Third was an essay written by Mrs. Edison Davenport of Washington County. These three entries have been sent to London, England, to represent North Carolina in the international essay contest.
Folks Gather for Farm and Home Week
Within a matter of hours, thousands of farm people from all over North Carolina will be assembled on State College campus in Raleigh for the opening exercises of the 1952 Farm and Home Week. Arrivals will be registering during most of today. The official program begins this evening with a welcome from State Extension Director David S. Weaver. Greetings from the two organizations sponsoring the event will be given by State College Chancellor John W. Harrelson, and Commissioner of Agriculture L.Y. Ballentine.
The amateur talent contest, which will continue each evening during Farm and Home Week, begins tonight. In addition, a big recreation program, including classes on homemaking, farm management, and insect control, plus a joint session in the morning featuring the new “Challenge” program.
Remember, there’s still time to come to Farm and Home Week at State College. It continues through Thursday evening.
Boost Income With Turkeys
If you’re looking for a profitable source of income to add to your present farm operations, better look into the turkey business. Arthur Wooten of Pender County tells his neighbors that raising a turkey flock every year can really pay off.
He got started in 1938 with a flock of 100 birds. It panned out so well that the next year he raised 800 and started hatching poults. Business grew year and after year until the present time, Wooten has 1,800 breeding turkeys and a hatching capacity of 42,000. He also has 4,200 young turkeys.
Pender County Assistant Agent William Chaffin says his success is mostly due to good management.
Remember the old story of being penny-wise but pound-foolish? Well, a Wayne County dairyman, Kemp Barden, Goldsboro, Route 2, has proved the moral to that one. Recently he and his father bought a purebred cow for $1,100 dollars and a grade cow for $400. At the same age, the two cows were fed the same kind and amount of feed. After several months, the Bardens are convinced that the purebred cow will pay for herself before the grade cow will. They’ve learned that it isn’t always the cheapest cow that pays off in the long run. In this case, the $1,100 purebred turned out to be the bargain.
Grain Storage No Problem
Grain storage will be no problem for Simon P. Jackson, who is the largest small grain producer in Lenoir County. F.J. Koonce, his county agent, says he’s installed eight steel grain bins with 91 hundred bushels capacity, plus a drier. This year, Jackson grew 300 acres of wheat and 85 acres of oats.