GREENBUSH, MN (trfnews.i234.me) A look back at the harvest income on September 14th of 1923 at Greenbush, Minnesota.
– Farmers in northern Minnesota had a bad wheat crop 100 years ago
– Clarence and Only Peterson recognized the wisdom of diversification
– They earned $1,100 from cream checks of 15 Holstein heifers
– They earned $200 from 12 calves and $217.65 from the wool of 101 sheep
– They earned $360 from selling 24 dogs and $3,357.15 from crops
– They also had poultry, 3 acres of potatoes, and 40 acres of Sweet Clover seed
– They produced 900 bundles of corn and 45 tons of sweet clover hay
– They had enough hay to carry their stock to grass next spring.
The article reports on the diversified farming practices of two farmers in northern Minnesota 100 years ago. Clarence and Only Peterson recognized the importance of not relying on one crop and diversified their farm. They earned $1,100 from cream checks of 15 Holstein heifers, $200 from 12 calves, $217.65 from wool of 101 sheep, $520 from lambs, $360 from dogs, $3,357.15 from wheat, barley, flax, and oats, and also had income from poultry, potatoes, sweet clover seed, corn, and hay. The article suggests that their approach would be of interest to readers.
– Two farmers in northern Minnesota diversified their farm 100 years ago
– They earned money from various sources including dairy, sheep, crops, and animals
– The article suggests that their approach would be of interest to readers