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July 1, 1957
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YOU ARE INVITED to a picnic! It's the
Golden Anniversary celebration of the Cen
tral Montana Branch Experiment Station at
Moccasin to be held July 18. Activities get
underway at 9 a.m. and continue on till 5
p.m., giving you plenty of time to get back
home to do the evening chores.
The observance will highlight 50 years of
agricultural research, research that has
yielded valuable knowledge of dryland crop
production and soil management.
There will be tours of the experimental
plots both morning and afternoon where
visitors will see experimental work being
done on small grains, fertilizer trials, weed
control tests, evaporation studies, forage
palatability tests, climatic studies, and hor
ticulture and shelterbelt experiments. Buses
will leave the main grounds every 15 or 20
minutes to take visitors out to the various
plots where an expert from the Montana Ex
periment Station will explain the research
projects. Folks will have the opportunity to
meet and talk with many of the agricultural
scientists, educators and extension service
people whose names appear frequently in
Montana Farmer-Stockman and who author
many extension service bulletins.
Old Machinery
Old steam engines, threshing machines,
binders and other early farm implements
will be on display, along with the very latest
in modern farm machinery. Exhibits by
commodity groups and commercial concerns
will be displayed. Four-H and FFA judging
teams will compete in grain and livestock
judging contests. Demonstrations will be
put on by Fergus and Judith Basin county
4-H clubs. Your neighbor ladies will be fea
tured in a fashion show, modeling fashions
from 1850 to 1930. There will be free
movies for the boys and girls, and at 12:30
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The Moccasin Experiment Station will take on a
holiday atmosphere July 18 at the observance of
50 years of agriculture research.
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the Air National Guard from Great Falls will
fly over the station in a jet air show,
A commemorative program at 1:15 p.m.
will feature talks by R. R. Renne, president
of Montana State College; M. M. Kelso, dean
of agriculture and director of the Agricul
tural Experiment Station, and Clyde McKee,
dean emeritus. Gov. J. Hugo Aronson has
also been requested to speak.
The main address will be given by Dr. P.
V. Cardon, superintendent of the Moccasin
station from 1917 to 1920 and present Di
rector-General of the FOA. During his long
service to agriculture, Dr. Cardon has been
director of the Montana State Seed Labora
tory; professor of agronomy and agronomist,
MSC; director, Utah Branch Agricultural
College and Utah Experiment Station; head,
USDA Division of Forage Crops; assistant
and acting chief, Bureau of Plant Industry,
USDA; research administrator, USDA, and
director, Graduate School, USDA. Dr. Car
don has traveled extensively throughout the
world and has represented the United States
at numerous international agricultural con
Vivid Memories
The July 18 celebration will recall vivid
memories for Old (continued on page 18)
An aerial view of some of the test plots at th*
Central Montana Branch Station.

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