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by Eric W. Mogren

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0875803482
Author:
Eric W. Mogren
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English
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Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (November 4, 2005)
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One of the oldest in the United States, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau is also one of the most innovative and influential.

One of the oldest in the United States, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau is also one of the most innovative and influential. Originating as a private soil improvement association, it grew to offer a wide variety of assistance to farmers, rural families, and the community. By the 1960s, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau had become such a strong organization that its leadership effectively lobbied in the . Congress for legislation supporting agricultural interests.

So argues Mogren as he chronicles the formation and maturation of the DeKaIb County Farm Bureau. Mogren uses the soil to focus his detailed study of farmers and reformers active in DeKalb County. Farmers in this fertile north central Illinois county did so by influencing the design and development of programs undertaken by reformers. His first chapter gives an overview of how the soil shaped indigenous cultures and motivated settlers during the eighteenth century and farmers during the nineteenth century.

Native Soil: A History of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. 500 and 600 level Masters and PhD readings seminars. University of Colorado, 1985; University of Michigan, 1995. Warm Sands: Uranium Mill Tailings Policy in the Atomic West. University of New Mexico Press, 2001. HIST 261 United States Since 1865. 20th century, Environmental. edu Zulauf 712. NIU Home.

Agricultural History is the journal of record in the field. Native Soil: A History of the Dekalb County Farm Bureau by Eric W. Mogren (pp. 560-562).

DeKalb County is also the 2nd largest hog producing county in Illinois and the 66th largest in the nation. Education has played an important role in the area with Northern Illinois University located in DeKalb and Kishwaukee Community College located in Malta. A major fair has been held each year since 1887 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds in Sandwich. History pages for DeKalb County towns and cities.

De Kalb County at Curlie. DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau.

History pages for DeKalb County towns and cities. De Kalb County at Curlie. Taming the Wild Prairie: A History of DeKalb County, Illinois, 1837-1900, Illinois Historical Digitization Projects at Northern Illinois University Libraries. DeKalb County Online Newspaper.

book by Eric W. Mogren. John Majewski, Viken Tchakerian. The Environmental Origins of Shifting Cultivation: Climate, Soils, and Disease in the Nineteenth-Century US South. из 28). Peter A Russell

Native Soil: A History of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. из 3). Janet E Schulte. Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860-1900. Preface to Peasantry: A Tale of Two Black Belt Counties. из 2). Hjorleifur Jonsson. Peter A Russell. The Far-From-Dry Debates: Dry Farming on the Canadian Prairies and the American Great Plains. из 29). Sara E Morris. The Farm Press, Reform, and Rural Change, 1895-1920. Marco A Janssen.

Located in a region blessed by geology with nutrient rich, lush, black soil, DeKalb County, Illinois, is known for its agricultural prosperity. Here, in 1912, an enterprising group of successful farmers, businessmen, and bankers joined together to form an agricultural organization dedicated to improving crop production, the DeKalb County Soil Improvement Association. Aided by its capable farm advisor, William G. Eckhardt, this coalition evolved into the DeKalb County Farm Bureau—a new type of organization that soon proliferated throughout the United States, offering educational and farming services to rural communities. One of the oldest in the United States, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau is also one of the most innovative and influential. Originating as a private soil improvement association, it grew to offer a wide variety of assistance to farmers, rural families, and the community. By the 1960s, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau had become such a strong organization that its leadership effectively lobbied in the U.S. Congress for legislation supporting agricultural interests. In the 1970s, it entered into the international agricultural commodity marketing business, shipping local grain to Europe and Asia. The history of this influential organization reflects the plight of American agriculture during the past century, from the early years of promise through two world wars and several economic crises. Historian Eric Mogren explains how one group of progressive farmers attempted to cope with the problems they faced as agriculture turned mechanized and productive farming required scientific and technological advances. Native Soil will be of interest to historians of agriculture and to those who have witnessed the positive effects of the farm bureau on the agrarian community.