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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta OdolM'i- 21. Lirj' i: DAILY" I1KKAIJ) "Welcome to the Dry Farming Congress" We Draw Your Attention to the Following Properties Are All Controlled and for Sale by Our Firm Two Blocks Adjoining Henderson Park ADJOINING ADAMS PARK Square 2 Blocks From Queen Victoria Investments, Real Estate, Loans OPPOSITE HERALD A Chronicle of Evolution (Continued from opposite page) do much to induce the purely grain growing farmer to take up diversified agriculture. The staff of practical ag- riculturists attached to these, farms entirely at, the disposition of. the sett- lers, to aid, suggest, and encourage them in getting the return from their holdings by the most scieiitiilc culti- vation of the soil. So much for the American settler, now let us luni our attention to the Britisher. Much luis already boon written re- garding the Company's Heady Made J'arni scheme, and so successful has it proven that it, has- found initiators in ail parts of the world. The Australian Government, New Zealand, Nova. Scoria and the Duke of Sutherland, have :ill evolved colonization schemes based upon Ihe Canadian Pacific Kail- way Si Heady Farm 1'olicy. To put it hrielly, it is 10 provide n home, a barn, a well, fencing and a certain amount under crop ready for the farmer upon his arrival. Brit- ish farmer's rducatio to that of his American cousin; he is nor, used to pioneering conditions, not trained to rough it in a tent on lhe open prairip meanwhile breaking and Dry Farming Methods Conquering the Deserts and Coaxing Mother Earth to Proddce More .inches of rain fall 'in one year a siif-, whether soil should be packed or left [Ik'ient ffuantity of farm products to j to pack itself, and various other proh J inay lor the trouble and yield a profit j are local and incidental, {scientific methods muff, he followed, j and ejich farmer has to study his ow n j It is not enough to turn the soil and conditions and know which is best loi Plant, the seed. The soil must first he j himself from the results obtained by i j seed must In? tested, land it be planted and cultivated due regard lo the character of other moil working under the i conditions in other parts of the world.) is today looming on the! the soil, the average, precipitation in horizon as one of the areatest nnd best! jthe locality being c-iUirated j lands of the world, simply because the I of the variety of grain being fanners are -being educated to a By W. D. F inlay, Publicity Director International Dry-Farming Congress, grown. jatiou that farming is not. ail horseplay.i iluu to successfully one has to MB agriculiurul I'uiure of vast has been convirniried almost wholly lts Possibilities Stupendous to successfully (arm, one has to j 'areas on the American contin-'in countries of abundant rainfall, and j President John A. Widtsoo of the I work, and often work hard, and [hat1 8 imt imisi depend iiii'sely upun j its applications are those dciiiiiiidcd Utah Agricultural College, wiio IB j experience, whether gamed hy otheih1 (lie'arid farminjr. and while mil 'for the agricultural development, of i president of the Imcrnatiomil Dry-i or by one's self, is the greatest tench lions of dollars may IH> rrigutiou projects, theiv i iin pi res of soil awaiting dry-fanning methods. Dry-farming- is the sciei culture as applied in in regions of limited and rainfall. It is i vast t humid I'ntil recently irri- 1 Farming Congress, has written a i er. and HO large numbers of comimiui-j given atlmition. and 'realise on dry-funning- i op j dry-farming, with its world probblem Science Seasons." which of conquering more than one-half of j tensive reproductions in other conn- the earth was not considered. tries and in other languages, and lias The pioneers in irrigation in circulated among the fanners western and particularly in endeavoring to make two .Mali, lhe first to adopt irrigation (in spears of grass grow when- one wore not long in discovering the "Rural 'ties are Crowing up that will shortly had revel in the gooil things of life. tt agri- rations tinterlain Hv ap lic- jiblc systen every farm world. Ury-1'nrming is no not similar but is life Ml 'oration vvore Iollg in ''tefoveriiia heretofore, with'the hope of re- rteYVmnlV1-'tlliM production on irrigated J the t'ost of high living and for j r'-'lur" n interest on the i In this treatise Dr. says: Farm Big and Well FARM HOME AND BUILDINGS OF ED. McKENZtE, NEAR LETHBRIDGE ARMING on an extensive scale Chairman of Farm Management Section l (o ;i chairman of the section on Kami .Man- agement of the International Mry- of Invited, andthey turned their I-Tin- possibihtitH of dry-iarming- ;ire i or Hxamples o! successful fann- thoughts to the scientific furming of. stupendous. In ihe strength of youth j ers In this way are B. irniiimon Farming Congress born and mis- land, and in time dry-farming; j we may h.ive felt envious of the great i and C. Lolk who operate 080 acres led on a farm in Simcoo county. the ilr. I They j graduated from lhe O.ijurio Afiricul- eeding 50 or 100 acres. While it. generally admitted thai, iho proper clays of Britisher is most adaptable nn excellent colonist, in any part of the world, it is not to be expected that he should from the first, make a finan- cial success of prairie farm in p. and ii was lo put. him on an equal footing with the American that tin? Ready .Made Farm scheme was estab- lished. As in the of lhe American loan policy described earlier in this article, the apiiliwim must be a married sive seasons of (trough with lanniy, have made a success of; a particular branch of farming at home and have a certain amount of ready rapicil. if .so. ho qualifies for one of 150 men a'ld operates the farm on, the unit system. moisture, r.Jry-farmms vat ion of i. he led for (lit? pu is the cni-cc-yfiil cnlti- oil thiii has iK'ou liand of the moisture, the itsiensive, of, the rotation of crop-; ami the adop- tion of summer fallow, i! Nary on much of desert, plaimi and land of UK to so cul J every year: on one-half of rHwraieii. Minn avoiding the and is crop ,1m.- to resistant plain.s in the niodfrn tillage melltodv, that bringing success to all (hiit are trying them. Conservation Coaxes the Soil Many of llm stales are doing wonderful work :ilonn- the line of en- ihe extension of clry-fiirm- methods. A: :hc- experi- ment station conducied under tiie aus- f, or in conjunctioi! with, tluj Herald had threshed 20 awes j this service ,the last two vetirs in the: need harbor no i of u u.hith bushels to- tli nss, fdr m the eonqnesL of thoiThis was KifP sown mi MW Vbe gosiiel of gnod I spring Led, organizing need and jnon-irrimucd and non arahio brenltinp. They oxpeclod a general! Hold competitions. lie the offr-red as line npporuiniticB as the average of 3-> iiusiids and on that, cai-vice of the Dominion in- to enter world to the makers simpers deseri With U'e stand bf.'fore iiid; thr currents of heated air the vision comes and goes.1 itrivim; eyes the desert, is KOCH i cnliitlon would have nearly ri.OOnjthc Sasinjchowan Department of AS- bushels of whcnt. Uesides ibis they j rlcnliitre as Superintendent, of Fairs iindiyovered laiid; through oats and acres orjand hisiitmes, but returned after a restless, ascending currents of heated Tilf-'ing- a-j year to becnine tiie 'bout bushels to the acre. As an j Kxpcrtmc.ntnl KarniR for Munitoba at indication of the value oi' the nrandon. Me occupied this poftt-for tj fopsoll of the dintriot. for I four years, leaving in the sunns of aK'-icnltural coilege-s. wiih ivuli J rools i( ,H, lhal to become nmnager of thn Gs-n- inn gathered 200 bushel? to the acrejmlinn Wheat Lands fiirni of ac- potatoes pi a tiled in (ho sod and res at Hufliold, Alberta. After Hi Ory-farming' develops Ers on earth, .aw1 the l> milling and bit miri'i raised bv (irv-faniiinu n n pnrfionally conducied party destined to Western herta hinds only, but has proven so scheme originnlly applied to Al- sncccsstul that it is now behif.' Icndcd to Haslcatchewaii iind Alaniio- Ten Mn.ii uuiuiiici, aie already HIKJ OKI. in Alherta. moral of thii' an Mr mighl read: "How a railway Company became a Owning Company, and I low U'lrid Owning Com puny liecanif; :i Home nullding Six Tenths of Earth is Dry. Nearly six-Umths nf Hie .tinr- iess than iuche'.i, and can1 In; re- claimed for agrieultuni! by irrigation anil Scieu-. j bfin.ii niade in the opt-n in the growth oalK. wheat, corn, barley. i rye, iiotatoes, fruit and m> :ire published and .disiribiiied ivilhoiit clKtrge lo all ulto are ini.ere.ii iiiiids, as ;i rule, recci thitn it' inchPK of niinfall. and seldom ii-cbes and homes and schools, and liie ilislanc" with ihe vision is rd the of bapny children.; Brains Assure Success give scarcely any attention to san Mr. Hunnnon speaking to the 11 em months work he lias in crop and ld Jan additional under prepare mint siiiil Alboriii -.soil and lion for nexi year. He employs about lit us mu in limes' rain fill I in Ii is oftrn iKtiiihs. in fhe lurm of i.oin .-oiujiuie.u .1 j ninning hr-fi) world's system of irniiiition will eon-jus Hi oiily nuans of con> ve.rl nhont of vast are..'J ninisini-e of one season into mi incomparaljle fruitl'u! sardon.' i; ior the ibv of jilanls leaving iiliDtit ono-hah' uf ihe earth's j-throughout the next and sue- face to be it' at -all, jfesrifiilly rr-iipini; ;1 In onier nictfliKls nl' dV? The i m rnnx fruiu siK-h (U soil >le ivsk'tn'oi' iiiiHl.rii ajvlcniiurr' a- :iic live Lu climate couldn't, bn foi- mixed J fanning, lie found it superior to most.. placr'K atid was entirely satisfied with j j results and' prospeei.s, Mr. llummonj rains iiave j that corn for ensil-j Tiry-fiii-minp ;iwn, sue-1 'could be sncc'e.ssfnlly SijuiH'sr Twin: fti'Mtime-i; raised and jn-cdicted ihe da. and Irrigation Hiijinese 1'wins (My Charles Christndom, Historian. Pohii l.omn. California.) mid irrigation arc To give riir vino or tree or arum (ho TlK'y belli work well, amount of waier that nature me, j raised and predicted the day soon .ome.imos nlono. sometimes toSetHer. j onlv demands, means good nis-'to come when rhe silo and (iairy cow.f Thev will in rmtiw ho-flovninitnri dot the landscapo. tit have, hnd great success i.l I iirowini; ali'alia on dry land and on j iliis yoar cut first, on July It', and second crop in (he middle, of Sep- tember. There w'iw ;i Mulendid yield liiiili cuttings. Ohio was a ROOI! to live In but Hmiuiui.i and l.olk wUh lo be known EIK Alberta men. thin the soil, under in- (nature at hrr host. Tha 'cnsiliMl Cllllival Ion by iho jolnt is the i uueccss of v1r -farming. ods. will produce hi' Krentor aimn-; From wheat lo 'pea j dance, .v-id there will be more viitgar equals dry-farmed crc in the fruit, a butter qnulity in the; right amount of wiite.r more protein in ihn gi aiid mor.- money in the fan pocket, cured and mulched hit again HI n suprrahundaiH bounifl'nl or injudicious lies no crop s whore tlui eipiired ia -se- ttle soil, as through too' ;