Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
|Some Interesting Things About Sherman County,
County is surrounded on three sides by rivers but must rely on a moisture
saving farming system called summerfallow for wheat production. The year
the land is not in crop it is plowed in the spring and cultivated during
the normal summer growing season to control weeds and preserve moisture.
It is then seeded in September or October to a wheat or barley crop which
will be harvested the following year. It is easy to observe that approximately
half the land is fallow and half is in crop. Much of the crop land in the
southern portion of he county is seeded to grass. That grass is part of
a national farm program known as the Conservation Reserve Program, controlling
erosion, adding humus to the soil and helping to reduce grain surpluses."