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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - September 27, 1917, Des Moines, IowaVol. Lxii. No. Lbs Moines Iowa sept 7 whole no. 3129 successful without week Veek Inge the fair circuit opened at Des Moines Iowa the last week of August the Home Stead has published detailed reports of the Lead ing Corn Belt expositions. All the fairs reported thus far this season Are fostered to the states themselves. This Means that the grounds Are owned by the state and most of the permanent buildings erected by appropriations by the Legislatures. This week we give attention to a fair that not a. Dollar of state appropriation but is sustained entirely by the Gate receipts and by such moneys As Are appropriated by big hearted citizens. We re Fer to the interstate fair at Sioux City an institution that has come to occupy an important place As it affects the agriculture of four states Iowa Minnesota South Dakota and Nebraska. Year after year our leading stockmen have made entries at this fair and they have Learned that there As semble there every year thousands of progressive up to Date Farmers and stockmen. If Sioux City is an important Point in the meat surveying world it is likewise of equal importance to those interested in the production of pure bred live Stock. A few of the classes were not so Well filled last week As has been the Case upon former occasions but there were enough Good Ani Mals in almost every Case to give the fair creditable stand ing among All the big fairs. Otherwise. This list included parsnips cabbage Parsley and horseradish. On the other hand such fruits important exhibits of very great variety were in stalled last week at Sioux City and the visitors at the fair after entering the Gate found themselves interested at once in educational features. One of these was under the direction of the Extension department of the agricultural College at Ames Iowa being directly in charge of c. I. Fitch. This expert spent the week m making demonstrations on methods of storing fruits and vegetables. He was making it Clear to the swarm of visitors that passed through the aisles that certain types of vegetables could be kept the interstate fair held at Sioux City last better by being Frozen than Tel m. 1 f to Lief i Nat much can be accomplished by private initiative. _. Vegetables As potatoes apples beets turnips and carrots must not be exposed to a freezing temperature. Expensive storage quarters Are not a necessity As the Earth pit May be utilized As Well As the Cave. According to professor Fitch there has been a very Large increase in the amount of vegetables produced this year and now that it has been produced every possible Means must be utilized to conserve it. Doubtless those who investigated this department of the inter state fair were Well repaid for the time spent in so doing. Side by Side with this exhibit was another one Froix the Iowa agricultural College which was likewise of a most instructive character. It related to the drying of fruits and vegetables. Lectures were Given daily and As a result we predict that thousands of those who attended the fair will be induced to try the drying process on some of their fruits and vege tables this fall and thus save products that might otherwise be wasted. Spe Cial attention was Given to the discussion of the meth ods of drying fruits and vegetables so As to preserve in the Best possible Way the original flavor and in this connection it May be said that the Extension depart ment of the Iowa agricultural College of Ames has prepared some very instructive pamphlets along this line All of which May be obtained free. The Homestead advises its readers to make Thompson s Champion Short Horn Bull fair Sultan. Application for these pamphlets. They be sent promptly. The interstate fair has always had a very creditable Fiat display and this year a very satisfactory record was made in the horticulture depart ment. In the display fruit class it is required of each exhibitor to enter ten varieties and the entries were on Page chieftain. Toyne s grand Champion Short Horn cow Bonnie Belle 14th, senior Heifer calf Prin cells Ione 2d, i 111 i 111 111 Sis 111 ssh i

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