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September 28, 1922     The Ortonville Independent
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September 28, 1922

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, I It Proves Out Proof that diversified farming pays is found in reports of University of Minnesota cost accounting experts, covering a sur- vey of 24 farms in Cottonwood county. The average cash income of these farms was $1,353. The five having the most livestock and those from which no crops were sold had an average income of $2,232. Five having the least livestock had an average income of only $973, although they averaged 40 acres more in area. Big Sne and Traverse counties at this time rank at the tail- end of the list of counties in Minnesota in the production of but- terfat, according to statistics complied recently by "The Farmer." This condition is due to the fact that small grain farming has'oc- cupied the attention of the greater portion of farmers living here. A change to diversified farming is urgently needed. This bank is an ardent advocate of the adoption of, "More corn, more hogs, more alfalfa, and more livestock." "WHAT OTHER COUNTIES HAVE DONE THIS SECTION CAN DO." Citizens National Bank ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA Coming To Its Own q We all realize that the dairy business in this section is corn-- trig to its own and if handled properly is sure to be a money-mak- er. I wish to remind you, however, at this time that there is als good money made in raising and feeding stock for market. " Get out of the old idea of depending on your grain. Feed it up and drive it to market or put it in dairy cows if you wish. But in either business get the very best stock obtainable and you wilt find it will pay you well.  , .  :; ......... .... I am doing a bigger business every year and the farmers are receiving more than double the amount for stock they did ten years ago ...... : ..... ....:/:'':;-:::.:: .:;z ;:.'-:'... Remember: Get the bestc--do your best--and when you have anything to sell remember also that L. H. Stephens, of Clinton, will pay you the BEST PRICES. Honest weights--Honest Prices is m S motto. Give me a trial. : ::.,, L. H. STEPHENS More Facts "In localities where farmers are milking cows, they are ad paid up with their dealers; the dealers are all paid up with us and all banks are in the clear" From a letter written by the head of a large implement com- pany. We are backing this splendid movement in this section daily. Our patrons are paid in cash. They receive top-notch prices at all times. Our county needs more farmers to engage in di- versified farming. "What Other Counties Have Done This Section CAN Do." C.: C. STEEN'S PRODUCE Clinton, Minnesota Lake Benton, ing this year the creamery. Starting "proximately community. Lake Benton section to the The Big farmers of day when every It will pay and 'VHAT Big Trel ne ndously THE N3,TIO Minnesota State are the different business firms who have seen fit to call the attention of farmers in this section to some interesting factS and figures withthe view of stimulating increased activities in the dairy industry. Those business firms whose advertising message ap" pear on this and succeeding page have always backed the farmer who saw fit:to get into the raising of more corn, more hogs, more cattle and the milking of cows and they, at this time, are willing and ready to aid every farmer withi their means along tliese lines. Their attitude toward drging a change from the en- tirely small grain method ' of farming to that of diversified It Can Be Done iutter is 0nly One of the profitable" products of dairy ing, but it yielded $1,628,769.17 in Carver county Minn., in This was the equivalent of $8.12 for every acre of acres o farm lands in the county. , If Big Stone County farmers had received an amount in lars and cents in proportion to that received by Carver farmers the total for this county would have been instead of $230,765.00 or a difference to the farmer of 80. These figures speak loudly for the necessity of changing present method of' farming to that of dairying. "WHAT OTHER COUNTIES HAVE DONE ':-:. " THIS SECTION CAN DO" . i ' Ortonville Ice Cream : Butter {;ompany Ortonvillt, Minnesota.  t - -