Patrick, J. W. Script

https://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do-th:msu_ffw_4997

Identifier

http://dp.la/api/items/865bfc10f4e7de427452f746e4661947

Title

Patrick, J. W. Script

Creator

Langfitt, Howard

Date

1957-05-17

Description

J. W. Patrick family farm; multiple views. Farm of 1006 acres located about five miles southwest of Brandon, MS on the road to Whitfield Mental Hospital. Rankin Co. agent Robert S. Barker assisted with the selection of farm family.
Film negatives shown with interviews with families on the "Farm Family of the Week" segment of the WLBT TV program "RFD Televisit," hosted by Howard Langfitt. Collection also contains script of the interviews in most cases.
W FOR BY_ L BT CONTINUITY HATF garni F a i r l y nf the Weak T May 17 , 19???>7 TIME- VIDEO AUDIO GAMMA ON LANGFITT I N THE VERY BEGINNING I WANT TO SAY HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO RANKIN COUNTY AGENT, R . S , B a r k e r FOR HIS VERY WONDERFUL HELP IN SELECTING THE FAMILY WE SALUTE TODAY AND IN GOING WITH ME TO THE FARM TO OBTAIN THE STORY. ABOUT A YEAR AGO I HAD THE LEASANT JOB OF HELPING SELECT RASKIN COUNTY'S OUTSTANDING FARM FAMILY FROM THE SEVERAL COMMUNITIES OF THE COUNTY. THIS I S ONE OF THE AMILYS WHICH REPRESENTED THEIR COMMUNITY IN fflAT CONTEST. ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOT NAMED flNNER IN THAT CONTEST I WAS SO THOROUGHLY EXPRESSED WITH THEIR FARM AND HOME PROGRAM THAT I WANTED TO BRING YOU THEIR STORY OF ACCOMPLISH ???ENT, AND THAT I S WHAT I AM GOING TO DO TODAY. SLIDE R I I S IS THE STORY OF MR, AND MRS. J.W. PATRICK 4 JUNIOR AND THEIR THREE YOUNGSTERS. THE J.W, ???ATRICK FAMILY LIVES ABOUT FIVE MILES SOUTHWEST OF BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI ON TiiE ROAD TO MITFIELD ffiNTAL HOSPITAL. THEY HAVE 1,006 ACRES WHICH FOR TEN RUNS RIGHT UP TO THE HOSPITAL LAND. TEARS J.W. PATRICK WORKED FOR THE BRANDON EMPLEMENT COMPANY. HE BOUGHT HIS IAND IN 1937 AND AT THE TIME IT WAS BADLY ERODED AND GROWN IIP TO TIMBER AND SCRUB GROWTH. ONLY 68 ACRES W THIS 1,006 ACRE FARM WAS OPEN LAND WHEN MR. W FOR. BY_ LBT CONTINUITY DATE_ TIME- VIDEO AUDIO >ATRICK BOUGHT I T , TODAY, ALL OF THE LAND IS iPEH EXCEPT 90 ACRES IN TIMBER. SLIDE FAR1L2 HOUSE J.W. PATRICK, JUNIOR GREW UP IN THE JOHNS COMMUNITY OF RANKIN COUNTY AND MRS, PATRICK GREW UP Off A FARM HEAR BSOOKHAVEN. THEY MET WHILE MRS, mTRICK WAS TEACHING SCHOOL AT JOHNS AND WIRE MARRIED Iff 1940. THE ONLY BUILDUPS ON HIE FARM WERE THE HOUSE, WHICH HAS BEEN REMODELED AND ADDED TO OVER THE YEARS, AND A COUPLE OF OLD TWO STORY HOUSES. THE REST OF THE FARM BUILDINGS HAVE BEE] BUILT BY J.W. PATRICK SINCE HE BOUGHT THE LAND. SLIDE FARM CATTLE J . W . PATRICK STARTED OUT FARMING RAISING COTTON AND CORN ON THE 68 ACRES OF OPEN LAND AND ANGFHK 30 ACRES WHICH HE CLEARED THAT FIRST YEAR. IN 1 9 4 2 HE BEGAN TO ADD A LIVESTOCK PROGRAM TO HIS OTHER FARM ENTERPRISES. HE BOUGHT 20 HEAD OF 5RADE COWS AND STARTED OUT BUYING AND SELLING AND KEEPIHG ONLY A FM HAS 300 HEAD OF CATTLE. OF THE BEST. TODAY HE TWENTY FIVE HEAD ARE FULL BLOOD SANTA GERTRUDIS ANIMALS HE BOUGHT FRO THE ARMSTRONG RANCH IS TEXAS. HE FOLLOWS A 'ROGRAM OF BREEDING HIS SANXA GERTRUDIS COWS TO EREFORD BULLS AND HIS HEREFORD COVS TO SANTA SLIDE FARH-4 ERTRUDIS BULLS. HE LIKES THE CROSS BREED cows ETTER THAN EITHM STRAIGHT HEREFORD OF SANTA. W FORBY_ LBT CONTINUITY DATETIME- VIDEO AUDIO GERTRUDIS. J , W , PATRICK FOLLOWS A COMMERCIAL COW AND CALF PROGRAM AND SELLS ALL BUT H I S LATE CALVES MILK FAT OFF THE COW. HE FEEDS THE M TE RIGHT CALVES OUT AND SELLS THEM IN THE SPRING, 2rOW MR. PATRICK HAS 1 2 5 BROOD COWS AND HOPES TO J3VENTUALLY BUILD TO A 2 0 0 BROOD COW HERD, warn I US HAS THREE HEREFORD BULLS AND THREE SANTA BULLS, MR, BlTRICK SAVES H I S BEST HE (WKUDIS H E I F E R S FOR HERD IMPROVEMENT, J I B OUT LONG AGO THERE WERE TOO MANY PROBLEMS GING NEW LIVESTOCK ON THE PIACE AND BEGAN 0 DEVELOP H I S HERD FROM H I S OWN YOUNG STOCK, SLIDE FAJRM.6 ER, PATRICK GETS BETTER THAN A lOOJg CALF CROP ND CREEP FEEDS ALL H I S CALVES ON HOHM GROWN GRAIN AND SUPPLEMENT. BY THI WAY, YOU WILL CHESFT I OTICB H I S CREEP I S LOCATED NEAR MATER AND SHADE M U C H WE LAST TUESDAY, SAID WERE IMPORTANT TO C OOD CREEP FEEDER LOCATION, MR, PATRICK WILL 1 A V E ABOUT 2 5 ACRES IN CORN TO FEED TO LATE (JALVES, HE RAISED NO CORN IAST YEAR AND ABOUT 0 0 ACRES THE YEAR BEFORE AND DOESN'T REALLY MUCH CORN PRODUCTION IN H I S PROGRAM. SLIDE FARMPASTURE THERE 6 0 0 ACRES I N PERMANENT PASTURE WHICH CONSISTS R I L Y OF CRIMSON CLOVER, WHITE DUTCH, DALLIS CJRASS, BERMUDA AND WILD WINTER PEAS. THE W j LBT CONTINUITY DATE, TIME_ FOR__ BY- VIDEO AUDIO ERMNENf PASTURE I S BROKEN UP INTO SIX GRAZING R M S AND MR, PATRICK ROTATES HIS GRAZING. HE CARRIES ABOUT A COW AND A CALF fO EVERY THRU CRBS YEAS ROUND AND DOES NOT LOAD HIS PASTURES URING LUSH SPRING GROWTH, KNOWING HE WILL NEED 3HAT GRAZING LATER IN THE SU1MSR. MR. MTRICE IAS BUILT SIX STOCK PONDS AHD HAS A RUNIING TRHAM THROUGH ONE PASTURE. SLIDE FARM-8 SIL1F . ??? . PATRICK PILLS EVERY OTHER YEAR HE HAS THIS HIS SILOS, tFPRIGHT SILO WHICH HOLDS ABOUT 2SO TONS AND A TRENCH M I C H HOLDS ABOUT 500 TONS. HE LIKES THE I P R I G H T BEST BUT SAYS BOTH ARE VERY SATISFACTORY AND HE HAS NO TROUBLE CARRYING SILAGE FOR TWO EARS WITHOUT EXCESSIVE SPOILAGE. SORGHUM FOR HIS SILAGE, HE USES TEMPORARY GKAIZING HE GRAZES ABOUT SLIDE OATS _g CONSISTS OF 300 ACRES OF OATS. 0 0 ACRES COMPLETELY AND TAKES THE CATTLE OFF HE OTHER 100 ACHES IN MARCH AND COMBINES 60 A A FOR FEED AND SEED AID BALES THEY OTHER 40 FOR HAY FOR WINTER FEEDING. DURING THE MONTHS THEX CATTLE GET SILAGE, MEAL AND HAY AND OTHERWISE GRAZE ALL THE TIME. HERE WE SEE MR. PATRICK AND COUNTY AGENT BARKER LOOKING T THIS YEAR'S OAT CROP. IT AVERAGES ABOUT 5??? BUSHELS TO THE ACRE AND LAST YESR MADE 75 WHEN W FOR. BY_ LBT CONTINUITY DATE_ TIME- VIDEO AUDIO SE BIDN???T USE THEM FOE GRAZING, HOWEVER, HE THINKS THE GRAZING HE GETS MORE THAN OFFSETS E REDUCED YIELD, J.W, PATRICK: FOLLOWS A SLIDE ggj Hi&DGATE REGULAR SPRAYING PROGRAM ON HIS LIVESTOCK DEHORNS ALL CALVES* TOB ONLY HORNS HE LEAVE IRE ON OLD COWS HE HAS BOUGHT WITH HORNS. HE ES THIS MODERK HE4DGATB FOR EASY HANDLIH& OF I I S LIVESTOCK AIM HAS ADEQUATE CATCH PEUS IK ALL PASTURES. MR, PATSICK CULLS HIS HERD CLOSE AHD FD C0??? THAT FAILS TO BRING A CALF GOES OUT, SLIDE FARHLU TRACTOR ???. PATRICK: I S A COMPLETELY MECHANIZED FARMER. E HAS 120 ACRES IN COTTON AND PRE.MERGES AND OLLOW3 A COMPLETE INSECT CONTROL FROGE&M. JI6HT NOW HE I S HAVING TO REPLANT 5??? ACRES DUE 0 EXCESSIVE RAIN AND COLD WEATHER. BREAKS IN THE FALL. HE FLAT THERE ARE 6 HANDS ON THE LACE AND THEY ARE MOSTLY USED AS TRACTOR DRIVER? HE DOES PERMIT THE HANDS TO PICK ALL THE COTTON HEY CAN AND HE FINISHES UP WILL! HIS MECHANICAL ICKHU J.W. PATRICK HAS 6 TRACTORS, FIVE OF HEM BUTANE EQUIPPED WHICH HAS BROUGHT ADDED 1SC0N0MY TO E1E FARM OPERATION. MR. PATRICK HAS SLIDE FARM-12 I&JILT TWO MACHINE SHEDS TO HOUSE HIS VALUABLE HQUIPMENT...OFE FOR TRACTORS AND ROW CROP QUIPMENT, THE OTHER FOR A COMBINE AND COTTON MACHINE SHED W LBT CONTINUITY FOR_ BY__ DATE_ TIME_ VIDEO AUDIO ICKER, IN ADDITION TO OTHER CROPS MENTIONED . ??? . PATRICK ALSO PUNTS ABOUT SO ACRES IK LEE VARIETY SOYBEANS AND HARVESTS THEM AND SELLS THE FOR SEED, IAST YEAR THEY AVERAGED 40 BUSHELS, RIGHT NOW HE HAS 1400 POUNDS IN STORAGE AW FOR LB. SLIDE FARM-1 TIMB MR. PATRICK, AS I SAID IN THE BEGINNING, S 90 ACRES I I PINE PINE TIMBER WHICH HE THINS ED WEEDS, PHOTSSTS FROM FIRE AND SELECTIVELY RVESTS. THERE WAS 1 0 FENCE OF THE PLACE WHEN . PATRICK BOUGHT I T , TODAY IT IS FENCED ANB ROSS FENCED EXCEPT FOR ABOUT WO MIEES AND HE IAS 1,000 POSTS ALREADY CUT OUT OP HIS TIMBER AND WILL FINISH THAT JOB THIS WINTER. I ALSO iAID THE LAND WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY GROWN W SLIDE FARM-I4 FARM SCENE 1JHEN J.W. PATRICK BOUGHT I T . THIS SCME I S FROM SAY TO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PUCE AND IN THE )ISTANCE YOU CAN SEE THE BUILDINGS OF WHITFIELD TAL HOSPITAL. WHEN BR. PATRICK CAME HERE YOU OULDN'T EVEN SEE A TENKANT HOUSE A QUARTER MILE WAY FROm HIS HOUSE, LET ALONE SEE WHITFIELD H IS MUCH CLOSER TO THE HOUSE TEAM FROM THIS OINT, ABOUT HALF OF THE CLEARING WAS DONS BY SLIDE FATIH-3.S DOZER ND AND THEN MR. PATRICK BOUGHT A BULL DOZER FINISHED THE HOB. HEAVY GROW1I WAS ONLY ONE THE PROBLEMS FACED BY MR. PATRICK WHEN HE W FORBY_ L BT CONTINUITY DATE_ TIME_ VIDEO AUDIO NOUGHT THIS 1 , 0 0 6 ACRE FARM. ROBLEM WAS WATER OVERFLOW. ANOTHER REAL I f USED TO BE THAT If A NORBftL RAIH MORE THAN 3 0 0 ACRES OF H I S LAUD OULD BE UNDER WATER, HE HAS CORRECTED THE SLIDE FAR?1-16 DRAINAGE DITCH > R 0 B L M WITH SEVEN DIFFERENT DRAINAGE DITCHES* >NB OP THEM I S A MILE LONG AID ANOTHER A MILE ND A HALF, ALL IN ALL HE HAS CONSTRUCTED ABOUT 4 MILES OF DRAIHAGE DITCHES ON THE FARM AND HAS L S O TRAIGHTEIQ) THE CREEK TEAT RUNS THROUGH MB PLACE. TOMY I T TAKES A HEAVY RAIN TO CAUSE MR. A I D MRS, J . W , PATRICK JUNIOR, OVERFLOW. SLIDE FARM-l? HOUSM TWO T E M AGE BOYS* STEVE, WHO I S 1 6 AND OE WHO I S 1 4 . THEIR LATEST AND CURRENT BUILDUTC R O J E C T I S THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW WING ON HE HOUSE FOR THE USE OF THE TWO BOYS. T , LOOKING FROM THE REAK OF HIE HOUSE. THIS I S IT O N S I S T S OF THREE ROOHS, A LONG HALL AND PORCH. SLIDE FARM-18 WMAN AT FREEZES K S . PATRICK TEACHES A HALF OF EACH SCHOOL DAY N A KINDERGAHHEN I N BRANDON, BUT SHE HAS TIME 0 PREPARE ALL THS FOOD THE FAMILY NEEDS AND ,OTS TO GIVE TO FRIENDS. FROM HER GARDEf, RCHARD, POULTRY FLOCK AND LIVESTOCK SHE FRIEZES ??? ??? ' ??? ??? BOUT 2 t 0 0 0 POUNDS OF FOOD EACH YEAR AND CANS NOTHER 3 0 0 QUARTS IN J A R S . FIVE YEAR OLD IAUGHTER, PATRICIA LIKES TO HELP HER MOTHER W ?????? LBT CONTINUITY DATE, TIME_ FOR. BY VIDEO AUDIO SLIDE FARM???19. I F H FHE HOUSEWORK, MRS. PATRICK HAS A COMPLETE* ODERN KITCHEN IN WHICH F0 CARRY OUT HER FOOD ERVATION PROGRAM AND COOK FOR THE FAMILY. SLIDE FARH???20 WOMAN & GIRL . PATRICK ALSO LIKES TO CROCHET AND SPENDS LIESURE HOURS IN HER FAVORITE CHAIR WITH , DAUGHTER PATRICIA ON THE ASM, CROCHETING THINGS ?0R HER HOME.MR, ANB MRS. PATRICK AND TREIR ON FAMILY FAMILY BELONG TO THE GREENFIELD METHODIST PHURCH WHERE MR, PATRICK I S A STEFFARD AND MRS. &TRICK FE&CHES A SMALL CHILDREN???S SUNDAY SCHOOL ;LASS MRS. PATRICK I S ALSO ACTIVE IN THE ??? , S , C , ??? . AND I S VICE PRESIDENT OF THE P . T . A . AND ACTIV3E PEOPLE'S WORK IN BRANDON, MR. J*JF, ???ATRICK JR I S AN A . S . C , COMMUNITY COMMITTEEIYR, ER OF THE MISSISSIPPI CATTLEMAN???S ASSOCIATION ND THE FARM BUREAU. HE ALSO SERVES ON THE OFF ON ADVISORY COMITTES OF RANEIN COUNTY. 6 YEAR OLD STEVE I S VICE PRESIDENT OF THE STUD??? OUNCIL AT BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL AND ON THE SKETBALL AND FOOTBALL TEAMS . JOE I S A 4-H CLUB MEMBER AND ACTIVE IN FFA WORK AND ALSO I ' U T S FOTTPALL. MR. PATRICK SAYS HE RELIES 1ERY HEAVILY ON THE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AGENCIES J?
ND THAT HIS PROGRAM WOULD NOT HAVE BEM POSSIBL] ITHOUT THEIR VALUABLE HELP.

Subject

Rankin Co. (Miss.)
Patrick, J. W.--Family
Farm life--Mississippi
Patrick, J. W

Source

Digital Library of Georgia

Language

English

Relation

https://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do-th:msu_ffw_4997

Type

image

Subject

Rankin Co. (Miss.)
Patrick, J. W.--Family
Farm life--Mississippi
Patrick, J. W

Citation

Langfitt, Howard, “Patrick, J. W. Script,” Center for Knit and Crochet Digital Repository, accessed May 26, 2024, http://digital.centerforknitandcrochet.org/items/show/27951.

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