Bio: Bright, H.A. (1912)


Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Bright 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  April 25, 1912 

Bright, H.A. (25 Apr 1912) 

H.A. Bright was in Fairchild Monday and told the Observer of his success in growing alfalfa on his farm on the line of Fairchild & North-Eastern.  Mr. Bright is one of the most successful farmers in Wisconsin and the secret of his success lays in the thoroughness in which he does everything he undertakes.  After looking into the merits of alfalfa he decided to give it a thorough trial and in the fall of 1910 he took a five acre field of timothy sod and plowed it eight inches deep.  On the second day of the following July he plowed it again and sub-soiled it to a depth of 18 inches.  Then he put 2 ½ tons of ground lime rock on the land, sowing 20 pounds of alfalfa seed to the acre, together with 250 pounds of Swift’s fertilizer to the acre.  Then he dragged the ground twice with a light harrow.  The seed was put in the ground on the 8th day of July and on the 28th day of August, or just fifty days from the time of sowing he cut four tones of alfalfa from the five acres.  The stalks averaged from 28 to 32 inches in length.  The alfalfa stood the severe winter in fine shape and this spring is in perfect condition. 

Mr. Bright is highly pleased with the results and this fall will prepare ten acres more, and in the fall of 1913 another ten acres will be put in.  If the same results follow as in the present five acres he will continue putting in additional acreage each year. 

Mr. Bright is confident that alfalfa will grow successfully here.  It is rather expensive to get started but returns the expense a hundred fold when successfully grown. - Fairchild Observer 



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