The Franklin County, Idaho Beet Growers Association (FCBGA) was incorporated 1931 and dissolved in 1981. The association's purpose was to market beets grown by Franklin County farmers. When the Utah Farm Bureau Federation began the cooperative marketing of Utah sugar beets in the 1920s, the FCBGA organized in response. Even though Franklin County is in Idaho, the Association was a member of the Utah Beet Growers Association. The sale of sugar beets occurred through the Franklin County Sugar Company in Whitney, until 1962 when it switched to the Amalgamated Sugar Company in Lewiston, Idaho.
This collection consists of photocopies of the Franklin County Beet Growers Association's papers which span the period of 1898 to 1981. This collection contains meeting minutes (1931-1981), financial records, incorporation and dissolution papers. This collection also contains the first beet contract issued in Cache Valley and papers relating to the closing of the Lewiston sugar beet factory of the Amalgamated Sugar Company.
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It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.Preferred Citation :
Franklin County Beet Growers papers, 1898-1981. (COLL MSS 205). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Acquisition Information :
The materials that comprise this collection were loaned to USU Special Collections & Archives in 1994 by Leonard Christensen Preston, Idaho, a former secretary-treasurer of the FCBGA, for the purpose of making photocopies of the documents. At a later date Mr. Christensen donated the originals to the Preston High School.
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