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Image 9 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 3 No. 2 spring 1957

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. .. .,. ,__ . .q,, . ....4 .»A H ¤,1_,, B » e z. G _ E ~ ·· ·· ··~` j <····’‘· i .... _ H _-T4 · _>___ Q ., . is ` / 5 * 1 ’‘ » s " .. e *_,\_ A ’& . " » 1 »:-.vv» . » »·EE; · ·=·=fE==··;· =ii i ’·_· ‘ il ' . »-»·»· ·» it »``` V l li gléigf l {rf`! {-lz! ._ fi x H ill { - ' _) vb l I ‘ · ., .,..: lg g - 7 I Avlq Q M?. .» » €A' “ » . `‘‘» S ‘ . ¤ T ’V (Above) Mrs. Nancy Blankenship, secretary to the super- • • ` t f the University farms, is shown communicatin -5, iiiactlzilltilo vgith Superintendent YV. L. Mahan (below). Thi 7 latter has just arrived at the Eden Shale Farm. • • . , s _ a. ls A1ded By Radio A . ,·. ._ . I j é By JOHN NEWLAND 5 L (,__..__ v’·r l { ( The University of Kentucky owns or leases more X E ( Vvlpx a A::_··__ E =__ . A fp than 3.()()() acres of experimental farming land within — _. _) __»A_;._...—=··=· ‘ Y y ¥ a 60-mile radius of the campus-—land which the farm . A pi . g superintendent can “visit” just by pushing a button. { This feat was made possible through the installation ST i M pi of a $4.200 emergency radio network connecting the E ' if _ vg Kentucky AgI`lCUltUl'Hl EXpG1'llN€‘l`|t Station with the 5 ' outlying farms. 1 S lg l\/[ah3·ll· SuP€I`lDt€ll(l€llt of l:2lI'l]`lS_ Silid ]T|()l_)il@ ._ , , ia units are located in trucks at the 9()(l—aere Eden Shale V ( °* ,35 ‘ if l farm in Owen County. the 140-acre farm in VVood- _ `ii _ T U ` ».: ford County. the 400-acre farm in Mercer County. (R nl pn U pplp 1 _... .» ...~. -~»--·r»··· · 1 i the 500-aCm Ciimpus farm. the 1130 Experiment Sta- ,_ tion farm near Lexington (Coldstream). and in the T. 1 ;;;; V;VV.:_, superintendents vehicle. _ >._v V y _ . . Only the sub-stations at Quieksand (Breathitt ° _V__._. M; County) and Princeton (Caldwell County) are he- ' »- ic IV.: ‘.»»`. . trr 1 E >’<>¤d th¢i1‘i¤¤s<¢¤¤‘¤¤- [ ’`'i S llfii V ` · The base transmitter is in the Experiment Station i____ if ·¢‘‘ a ` Building at Lexington. nfil Tg A E `·`r _‘"` ‘ Mahan and his secretary. Mrs. Nancy Blankenship. » ”( V - `-·—·` · . operate the Station unit. To do this, they were re- /7 if '* Fi Y` p quired hy the Federal (Iommunications (Ionnnission ” A ‘t‘‘’‘ to obtain a "restrieted radio-telepliotie operators V $7* _ . ” permit." il V The radio is in operation from 8:30 a.n1. to 5 pan. ,t.a / ,. ~ ’ ·‘‘ t wmxms During this time the farm foreman can contact the if 1 Y ( Q Experiment Station or other farms within a radius “;i`i 5 { vo *1 »~ Alt} ·l tl -· f -· » 1 t ·‘ r _ _ _. I. . y o - an mi ts. ioug i it oitmtn no no sign · A I V A A n l I- W returning, to check for possible messages. Mrs. Blank- . p . (Continued on Page 1]) .} \ _- KENTUCKY F ARM Ann Hons SCIENCE—Sl’RINC 1957 9