Breakin', Rakin', & Burnin' Stalk
Winfred Mills>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 15
- CHANGES IN FARMING METHODS
- Mr. Mills describes how they used to clear fields of old stalks in the spring & burn them, while today the machinery cuts stalks up & this has increased organic content of soil. This new method of farming, which came about in the 1920's was promoted by the Farm Bureau.