Negroes Attend Club Meetings

Nine Community Gatherings Draw Attendance of Near Two Thousand.

Last month 1,765 Negro farmers, their wives and children attended nine community monthly club meetings at Macedonia near Ridgeway, Mill Creek near Lykesland, Weston, Eastover, Edgewold near English, Columbia Route 2, Gadsden, St. Luke near Hopkins, and Shady Grove near Blaney under the leadership of J. E. Dickson, county farm agent for negroes of Richland county.

One hundred and twenty-five Negro boys have joined the 4-H boys club and are carrying projects in cotton, corn, poultry, calves and pigs in different parts of the county.

Seventeen Negro farmers have entered the statewide five-acre corn contest and 12 enrolled in the five-acre statewide cotton contest and about 100 are carrying demonstrations with smaller plots.

Agent Dickson says his people have become keenly interested in the work since he has added farm moving pictures to his extension program.

June 16, 1929  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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