Contributed by Loren H
Description: Big Ranch ProjectDate: July 30 1910
Source: my granary
M N Mikesell,general manager for the Farmer's development company who have the Miami ranch property is in the city today.Mr Mikesell is very optimistic concerning the Miami project and their propsects for profitable crops this year.
Everything on the ranch looks good this year and in spite of the extremely dry season, there is an abundance of water for everybody.There are more than twenty five hundred acres of land under irrigation and cultivation this year in the valley and some excellent crops are to be seen.A recent threshing of wheat from a small tract yielded an average of fifty bushels of hard winter wheat per acre. Most of the spring wheatof the valley will give an excellent yield.Beans,alfalfa, a small amount of corn, oats, beets and large truck gardens make up the banner field of oats for the county is believed to located on the Miami tract and is estimated at more than seventy five bushels per acre. The Miami farmers are demonstrating the success of irrigated farming in Colfax county along with many other projects and they are to be congratulated upon so soon learning the intricacies of this science, as most of them are eastern farmers without previous irrigation experience.