Umatilla County, Oregon 1922


The Grange has one good local organization at Umapine and the Farmers' Union has long been a factor in organization in the county. The County Farm Bureau, with a good representative membership, active community leaders and a strong Executive Committee, is becoming a strong factor in the agricultural development of the county. While the county agricultural agent works through all organizations, under his direction the County Farm Bureau has developed considerable strength. As an aid to the farmers in production and marketing the Farm Bureau office is a valuable asset. Each year an extensive demonstration program is carried on throughout the county and emergencies are met in an organized way. The office is of particular value to the prospective settler as a reliable, impartial source of information regarding the agricultural possibilities of any locality to the county.

The Northwest Grain and Hay Show, held in a 65-ton baled hay,
canvas-covered building, is the greatest institution of its kind west of Chicago

Three specialized agricultural exhibits are put on in the county each year, each emphasizing the products of the greatest economic importance in the respective sections. At Hermiston a Dairy and Hog Show has been built up into one of the most successful affairs of its kind in the state. In addition to dairy cattle and hogs recognition is given to horses, fruit and farm products. At Milton-Freewater a fruit show is staged for the purpose of displaying the wonderful quality of products grown by the Umatilla County fruit growers. At Pendleton the Northwest Grain and Hay Show has been established, which is the greatest exhibition of grain and hay in the Northwest.

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