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#886B Packaging School 1976 MSU Sheep Research 1979 1975 Crop Outlook Corn Enumeration 1975 "Farm History" at MSU Archives 1976 , circa 1970s

 Item — Reel: 886B

Scope and Contents

Michigan State University (MSU) Cooperative Extension Service Reporter Roger Brown reports on subjects related to agriculture and the upcoming 1976 bicentennial. Brown interviews Dr. Jim Goff, Director of MSU School of Packaging, about the importance of creating packaging for items. Steve Baertsche, sheep expert at Michigan State, discusses fence and barn options for ewe flocks, and George Good (manager of the sheep farm at Michigan State) demonstrates how his dog, Belle, wrangles a flock of sheep.

Charles Hines, who is in charge of the Michigan Crop Reporting Service, talks with Brown about methods for counting crops of corn in fields and predicting how big upcoming crops will be. Brown returns to the field later with Hines to discuss corn enumeration at harvesting time. Corn enumerator Don Gearhardt talks with Brown about how he counts fields of corn stalks. The film ends with Brown interviewing Fred Honhart, Assistant Director of Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections, about archival materials available for research.


  • Creation: circa 1970s


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.


1 Reels (39 min.) : sound, color ; 16mm

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