In the spring a Kentuckian’s fancy naturally turns to thoughts of the Derby. And so it was that GRANT CANNON, who lives just across the line in Ohio, began to think of some of the famous American Thoroughbreds and of what their colts have meant to the American imagination — and pocketbook. Mr. Cannon is Managing Editor of the Farm Quarterly and a frequent contributor to the Atlantic.
Despite the hullabaloo over our surplus farm products, the fact remains that half the world today is undernourished, and that ways must be found for increasing the production and distribution of food. If the experiments described in the article which follows prove to be applicable to cattle and poultry, the new genetic principles will revolutionize the farmer’s job of feeding not just America but the world. GRANT CANNON is Managing Editor of the Farm Quarterly, and a frequent contributor to the Atlantic.
Perhaps because he was reared on a farm in Utah. GRANT CANNON has never lost his love of the soil and his con - corn for the welfare of this growing country. During the war he served as a combat intelligence officer with the Fifth Air Force,and after his discharge he returned to Ohio to become Managing Editor of the Farm Quarterly and to continue his study of all aspects of Conservation. In the Vtlantic for last September he wrote of the new nitrogen fertilizers which have had such a stimulating effect. Now he addresses himself to one of the most precious of our natural assets — water — and how to maintain an unfailing supply.
Reared on a farm in Utah and later in Colombia, South America, GRANT CANNON now lives in a century-old house on the outskirts of Cincinnati with his wife, Josephine Johnson, and their three children. During the war Mr. Cannon served as a combat intelligence officer with the Fifth Air Force, and since that time he has been managing editor of the Farm Quarterly — a job, he writes us, “which pleases me enormously because of the aesthetic satisfactions which come from publishing such a beautiful as well as useful magazine.”