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The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,959 / 155 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Category: S
Downloads: 894
Added to site: 2008.08.15
mnybks.net#: 21725
Genre: Instructional
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banker in the neighborhood before making an investment in farm lands.

The young man should, as early as possible in life, open an account with the local bank, not merely for the sake of the habit of saving which this will encourage, but in order to come into personal business relations with the banker. Instead of concealing from the bank his business operations, he should seek the advice of his banker on all important financial matters.

On an average, every farm changes hands at least three times in a century. Every farm, therefore, must be acquired by purchase, inheritance or gift at more or less irregular intervals. In the neighborhood in which the author was born, there is not a farm but has changed hands since he can remember. In many cases the farm is now in the possession of a son; in some instances in that of a grandson of the owner as known by the writer in his boyhood days. In this particular community the acquirement of a farm by a person not related to the former owner has occurred i

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