I 4 Farm and Home Weekly for the States of Mississippi,
Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
Founded 18951 at StarkOilIet Misby Dr. Tait Butler, Editor-in-Chief.
Volume XV. No. I. SATURDAY. JANUARY 8. 1910. Weekly: $1 a Year.
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Better Fanning in 1910—Some Ways in Which We Shall Try to Help You.
Timeliness |« so strong an element
tn the make-up of The Progressive
Fanner and Gazette that we cannot
announce very long In advance the
good things we plan for our reader*.
One of the definite thing* we have
already worked out Is a series of ar
MAKING MONEY WITH LIVE
STOCK IN THE HOVTH.
This notable and exhaustive series
of article* which will run throughout
♦ he year will be prepared by Editor
Hurler. This series of articles will be
gin In our next Issue, and some of the
early subjects treated will be as fol
I.-—The Natural Adaptability of
the South to Stock Haislug
11 Why l.lve Stock Should Be
Grown on Every Farm.
Ill—Why a Pure Bred Slro Should
Always Be Used and Hints About
IV.—Why We Should Breed More
v -Mow to start Breeding nog*.
VI.—Tho Value of a Pure Bred
Boar, and How to (Jet Him.
VI! —Why VVe Should Breed More
VIII How to Start Breeding
IX The Value of a Pure Bred
Dairy Bull, and How to (Jet Him.
X —Why We Should Breed More
XI How to Stnrt Breeding Beef
XII. —The Value of a Pure Bred
Beef Bull, and How to (Jet Him
XIII. —Why We Should Breed
More Horae* and Mule*.
XIV. —The Value of a Pure Bred
Stallion and Jack to Every Neighbor
XV. — How to Start Breeding
Horne* and Mule*.
XVI. —How * Flock of Sheep May
Be Made to Pay on Every Farm.
XVII. —The Value of a Pure Bred
Ram, and How to Get Him.
A fuller announcement aa to the
article* on Breed*. Feeding. Care,
and Management of each cImhm of
atock, will appear later.
”»!W)0 MORE A YEAR FOR THE
The Editor-in-chief ha* altio had
oharge during the year of our notable
[series of article* on **$500 More a
Year for the Average Southern Farm
er and How to Get It.” This series has
probably attracted more attention
than any other series of article* ever
published in a Southern farm paper
and so great has been the Interest in
S It that we have decided to continue
! the series through 1910. In each
| issue we shall take up one of
; the llTest and most pressing farm
problems of the time and will en
jdeavor to give actual instruction—
not mere exhortation and preaching
OUR NEW HEADING
This paper will hereafter be known as the PROGRES
S/V'E FARMER AND GAZETTE, instead of the " Southern
Farm Gazette" as heretofore. There will positively be no
change in the policy, aims, location or management of the
paper. It will continue in the future, as in the past, devoted
especially to the agricultural interests of the states of Mis
sissippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and East Texas.
The modification in name is solely for business reasons
and advantages, relative to the matter of foreign advertising.
TAIT BUTLER, Editor-in-chief.
Starkville, Miss., Jan. 1, 1910.
but actual instruction about some
matter about which the farmer needs
Information right then—Information
based on the accumulated experience
of all the best farmers and agricul
tural scientists especially adapted to
our Southern climate, soils, crops,
and conditions, llore we shall en
deavor not merely to tell the farmer
what to do. but to give him a grasp
of the great principles of modern,
scientific agriculture so that the far
mer may work out his own prob
lems Intelligently from them. We
print herewith a list of the subjects
for January and February, and the
later articles will be no less timely
I. —By Winter Plowing.
II. —By a System of Cropping That
Will Furnish Work for Men and
Teams Kvery Day In the Year.
III. —By Producing the Crops at
IV. — By Preparing the Work Stock
and Implements for the Spring
V. —By Buying Seeds Right.
VI. —By Growing More Feed
VII. —By Adapting the Crops to
VIII. —By Making the Right Kind
of Seed Bed for Every Crop Before
FOR OUR WOMEN READERS.
For a long time we have wanted
to redouble our efforts In behalf of
the women on the farms, and at Iasi
we have made arrangements which
insure us the best conducted wro
man's department in the South. Mrs
F. L. Stevens, of the North Carolina
Agricultural and Mechanical College.
Is to have charge of our Home Circle
Page in 1910, and we hope that every
woman who reads our paper will
rally to her in her efforts to mate
that page as helpful, instructive, and
inspiring to the farmer’s wife and j
daughter as the other pages are to
the farmer himself.
A woman of unusual intellectual
ability, scientific training and per
sonal charm, Mrs. Stevens is already
known to many of our readers
through her work at the Women’s In
stitutes, and her whole heart la la
the splendid work of co-operating
with our farmers' wives in making
our Southern farm homes the bright
est and happiest in America On
page 9 Mrs. Stevens gives a list of
the practical subjects she will first
take up, and the entire series shoi^4
be closely followed by every Southern
OUR PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND
Mrs. Stevens will write for the
farmer’s daughter as well as for the
farmer’s wife, and there will be a
separate corner for the little folks,
bat we are going to have in 1910 a
special department for the farmer
boys who are big enough to do some
farming themselves. This depart
ment begins in this issue with a very
Interesting report of the four South
ern farmer boys who made the big
gest corn yields in Virginia, South
Carolina, Mississippi, and Arkansas,
and were signally honored in Wash
ington City the other day. We hope
all our Progressive Farmer and Ga
zette boys who can do so will Join
one of the corn clubs, and we expect
soon to announce some special prizes
that we will give to boys reading our
paper who make the biggest yields.
HEALTH TALKS AGAIN.
If one-third of the deaths on the
farm are due to preventable diseases,
(Continued on Page 19.)
This Week's Features.
A Cheap Portable Hog House. . . 13
A Series of Talks to Progressive
Housekeepers . 8
Farm Work for January. 2
Farmers’ and Boys’ Institutes in
Alabama .;. 7
Honors for Four Farmer Boys. . . 8
How (ireen Manures Benefit the
Soil . 3
Health Tulks — Bottom Facts
About Tuberculosis. 14
My Best Crop and How I Made It
—A Symposium. 4
New Year Thoughts. 15
Some Practical “Book” Farming, 10
Some Problems the Feeder of
Cows Must Solve.12
Suhsoiling for Com. 7
The Farm Incubator and How
to Run It—II.10
The South Can Compete With
the World Crowing Com.10
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