SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FARM ORGANIZATIONS & TENANT FARMING

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SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FARM ORGANIZATIONS & TENANT FARMING,

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FARM ORGANIZATIONS
Co-Ops
CHURCH ACTIVITIES
Was involved in Youth activities at Catholic church in Mcleansboro, IL.
COLLEGE EDUCATION
TENANT FARMING
The farm where she currently lives is owned by Germans, and operated by her father. The farm totals 11,000 acres and corn, soybeans, and milo are raised.
LIVESTOCK
The family's barns and approximately 65 head of cattle are 10 miles away on another farm. Cows are Simmental and red angus. The family raises the Simmental breed because her father raised that breed when he was younger. Describes process of family deciding which cows will be selected for 4-H projects each year. They look for breeding, color, in cows to show. The Process of Showing Cattle starts around November with getting the calves halter broken. The animals are brushed down and gradually get used to people. Radios are used to get the animals used to noise. The next step is getting the animals used the show stick and to being led around. The show animal feed is usually corn and supplement. But this year, feed also includes alfalfa, cotton hulls, and beet pulp. In the farm herd, heifers are kept for breeding purposes. Steers are butchered each year after the show. After the fair, an auction is held, but animals are not really purchased. Businesses pay a donation to 4-H for advertising purposes.