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By Jeff Gale
NDSU Extension Agent, Foster County 

It's National 4-H Week: 'I love 4-H'


October 2, 2023

In 1915, Marius Malmgren’s corn crop yielded 209 bushels per acre, more than four times the national average of 45 bushels per acre.

Malmgren was just 14 years old at the time. He was a member of a “corn club,” a local organization of boys who each grew corn on one acre of land under the supervision of an adult club leader.

Corn club members were required to do all the work on their plo...

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