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BETTER HOME-GROWN ROUGHAGE-The soybean, alfalfa and corn variety tests and demonstrations discussed under the heading Field Tests and Demonstrations describes the work done by the Farm Bureaus in promoting the growth of better roughage.

BETTER STOCK-Valuable work has been done in increasing interest in better stock and in helping farmers to select foundation stock for their herds. County Agents assisted farmers in purchasing forty-five purebred bulls and fifty-one purebred cows and heifers in 1917. This work has continued during the present year. In Litchfield County, a county-wide bull campaign was carried on in which all the bulls in the county were inventoried, meetings held in every dairy town, and an attempt made to reach personally every owner of a poor bull. In Middlesex County, efforts have been successfully made to establish centers of purebred stock production. Results at Haddam Neck, where a few farmers are growing Guernseys, have been gratity. ing. In Tolland County, the Farm Bureau has been instrumental in the establishment of a County Jersey Breeders' Association of much promise.

PERSONAL WORK—Personal assistance rendered farmers at their request has constituted a very important part of the work of County Agents during the past two years. This assistance has been rendered thru calls made by the farmer at the farm bureau office, thru telephone calls, letters, or in visits of the County Agent to the farm.

COUNTY AGENT STATISTICAL REPORT

OCTOBER 1, 1917

-toSEPTEMBER 30, 1918

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Fairfield

* 22942!*207 * 548 * 190\* 385 8/* 4 * 774 51 1569 Hartford

*30742 *21742 *2120 *2253 * 201 7 8 18191*105* 6079 Litchfield 77 203 722 566 567 73

45 2366 Middlesex

*224 *470421* 5971*1573 *1519 *15/*11 * 187 *105) * 3855 New Haven *170 *368 *1661 *15871* 776 *15 *13 *1664 *2031*11861 New London *199 *34712 *1289 * 443 * 628 47 12 761*209 6184 Tolland

*177121*33912 *2168 *11221* 428 *14 *10* 1981*2031 10766 Windham

*17742 *309 *1116/* 419 * 237 2 3 451 122 6845 * Two agents at work.

COUNTY AGENT STATISTICAL REPORT

OCTOBER 1, 1916

-toSEPTEMBER 30, 1917

County

Fairfield
Hartford
Litchfield
Middlesex
New Haven
New London
Tolland
Windham

6944 15234 1209 123 243 25 2 72 781 2309 81 15494 8461 449 298 19 91 2431 1031 3634

8412 215 755) 650 408 37 19] 3471 1151 4452 *131 *26342*1344 *787) *1418 * 40 * 19*663 99 5782

110 *264 * 924 *670 * 712 * 36 * 23 *382 *128 *4417 *192 *370421*12801 650 * 852)*1091*175/*4891*2431*8250 * 8512 *16312 955 385

161

7 14 167/*120/*6467 79 206 1042 555 101 1 4 178 891 2281

Two agents at work.

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Map Showing the Distribution of Farm Bureau Membership in Con.

necticut and Location of County Workers.
KEY:
Large circle,

Farm Bureau headquarters
Cross,

County Agricultural Agent
Small circle,

Home Demonstration Agent
Heavy dot,

City Emergency Food Agent
Square,

County Club Leader
Triangle,

Assistant County Agent Heavy triangle,

Special Agent for Food Production

in cities

EXTENSION WORK IN HOME ECONOMICS.
Maud E. Hayes, State Leader of Home Demonstration Agents.

M. E. Sprague, Home Economics Director.
Dorothy S. Buckley, Ass't State Leader of Home Demonstration Agents.

*Gladys B. Green, Fairfield County, Danbury
†*Marion E. Dickenson, Fairfield County, Stamford
**H. Irene Weed, Fairfield County, Bridgeport

*Margaret L. Robinson, Hartford County, Hartford
**Jennie E. Maxfield, Hartford County, Hartford
**Bessio M. Reynolds, Hartford County, Hartford
†Helen R. Hills, Hartford County, Hartford
†*Jeannette E. Metcalfe, Hartford County, New Britain
*Emily R. Bronson, Litchfield County, Litchfield
*Marie Lovsnes, Litchfield County, Litchfield
*Clara E. Ketcham, Middlesex County, Middletown
*Zoe F. Meade, New London County, Norwich
†*Marie A. Nelson, New Haven County, New Haven
†*Mary C. Blodgett, New Haven County, Waterbury
*Margaret A. Costello, Tolland County, Rockville
*Charlotte Embleton, Windham County, Putnam
† City Demonstration Agents

Supported cooperatively by County Farm Bureaus, U. S. Depart. ment of Agriculture, and Connecticut Agricultural College Extension Service.

First Year
For convenience the summary of State Wide Extension work from
October 1, 1916, to October, 1917, is divided into two periods:
I. Before war was declared against Germany; October, 1916 to

May, 1917.
II. After war was declared against Germany; May, 1917, to

October, 1917. 1. First Period

During the first period Extension Work in Home Economics was carried on along the following lines: A. County Home Demonstration Agent Work

On October 1, 1916, the one Home Demonstration Agent in Con. necticut, located in New Haven County, had completed her first month's work. The postion of State Home Demonstration Leader until August, 1917, was merely nominal and her work consisted of visiting the one Home Demonstration Agent at intervals, receiving her reports, advising her about her work, helping her in two extension schools and making a monthly summary of her work for the Washington office. Home Demonstration Agent work with this one worker existed in the state in this manner until June, 1917. Though the beginning was small the first Home Demonstration Agent paved the way for future work. She tried out experiments and was tried out by these experiments. Their value consisted in familiarizing the women of the county with the possibilities of Home Economics work in their communities and the Home Demonstration Agent work was done mostly thru organized groups which met regularly to discuss problems interesting to their communities, to observe demonstrations given by the Agent and to make plans for improving local conditions e. g. establishment of a school lunch, campaign against flies, etc. Committees were appointed in each town to arrange for meetings, and to decide with the Agent's help the program of such meetings, the degree of cooperation of the agent, etc. While the organization and methods of Home Demonstra. tion work in the state have changed since this pioneer attempt, a good foundation was laid in New Haven County for the development of later work. The following statistics cover the eight months from October to June when Miss Knowlton was the only Home Demonstration Agent at work in the state: Letters written

482 Bulletins distributed

4032 Articles published in local press

20 Home visits

31 Demonstrations and meetings

144 Attendance

6840 B. State Extension Work

From October, 1916 to May, 1917 the State Extension work was along the following lines:

1. Supervision of the New Haven County Home Demonstration Agent as indicated above.

2. Extension Schools Arrangements and preparations for these schools were made in the fall. They were carried on after the plans of those held in 1916 when eight Four-Day Extension Schools were givea in the state. The 1917 Schools were held as follows:

Average Great

No .each est No.
Date
Place

County session present Total
Jan. 2-5
N. Canton Hartford

19 22 152 16 - 19 Essex

Middlesex 31

40 214 23 - 26 Canterbury Windham 31 40 249 Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 Colchester New London 11

14

78 Feb. 6-9 N. Stonington New London 19 27 135

13 - 16 Middlebury New Haven 15 21 104

20 - 23 Cornwall Litchfield 22 33 178 Mar. 6 - 9 Bethlehem Litchfield 25 38 282 13 - 16 Ellington Tolland

40 53

318

1710 Besides these Four-Day Schools in home making which were held co-ordinately with the agricultural schools, the following two-day schools were held in home making, being the second schools to be given in each community with the exception of the one at South Woodstock:

Average No. Largest Total Date Place

County each session No. No. Mar. 19 - 20 Old Saybrook New London 57 66 229 22 - 23 Brookfield

Fairfield

40 50 161 27 - 28 Woodstock Windham

13 20 29 - 30 Preston City New London 18 24

71

53

514

Total number present in 13 schools, 2224.

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