The early men's Farm Bureaus met with the County Agents to be instructed in the newest farming practices developed at the Agricultural College at Orono, working with the Experiment Station and the experimental farms.
Ralph Wentworth who came to Knox-Lincoln Counties with headquarters in Warren was one of the fIrst in this area about 1921.
Ralph used to tell us many years later of his trips to some of the towns in Lincoln County which were on the railway line. He would take the train from Warren and be met at his destination by a local member and was usually "put up" for the night by someone in the community until he left for his next destination on the train. Eventually automobiles made the travelling more convenient as roads were improved.

(From History of Hope Maine by Anna Simpson Hardy Page 212)