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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 1, Number 4 (Jan. 1900)

Progress of the University,   pp. 162-165

Page 163

Progress of the University.
  The short course in agriculture is
now in session with an attendance of
249 students, sixteen states besides
Wisconsin being represented. The
numbers are distributed as follows:
Wisconsin, 189; Illinois, 36; Iowa, 8;
Ohio, 2; New York, 2; Michigan, 2;
Maryland, Vermont, Colorado, Mas-
sachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota,
California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Indiana and Nebraska, one each. Iti
the past three years the attendance
has grown from 90 to 249, and ad-
mittance to the course this year had
to be refused to several on account
of lack of room. Since the close of
the last term, March 5, no less than
200 calls have been received at the
office for students who have taken
the short course in agriculture. Over
one hundred calls were filled.
  Since the opening of the Wiscon-
sin Dairy School in 1891, there has
been a total attendance of 1015 stu-
dents; 832 of these were residents of
Wisconsin, and 183 of other states
and countries, including: Illinois, 38;
Kansas, 19; Ohio and Iowa, 16 each;
Minnesota and Canada, 14 each;
Michigan, 12; and representatives
from Japan, New York, Indiana,
Maine, New Hampshire, Connecti-
cut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ne-
braska, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas,
North and South Dakota, Nevada,
Colorado, New Mexico, West Vir-
ginia, District of Columbia, Penn-
sylvania, New Jersey, California and
  The Wisconsin counties were rep-
resented as follows: Dane, 76; Rich-
land, 54; Grant, 50; Jefferson, 40;
Fond du Lac, 34; Dodge and Iowa,
30 each; Manitowoc, 28; Sheboygan
and Kewaunee, 21 each; Outagamie,
26; Winnebag,) 21; Waupaca, 20;
Green and Sauk, 19 each; Columbia
and Trempealeau, 17 each; Wal-
worth, Clark and Washington, 16
each; Waukesh a, 14; Marathon, Ju-
neau and La C osse, 13 each; Brown,
Pepin and St. Croix, 11 each; Buf-
falo, LaFayette, Rock and Calumet,
10 each; and representatives of less
than ten from every other county of
the state, exc(ept Bayfield, Vilas,
Forest, Florence, Oneida, Washburn,
Sawyer, Mari ette, Taylor, Lincoln
and Langlade.
  The statistics of the last class of
1899, numberin 122 students, show
that thirty-six ad positions guaran-
teed them bef re coming to school
five had their expenses paid by some
one for whom t ey expected to work
after attending the Dairy School.
Eleven were owners of butter and
cheese factories, thirty-three had
over one year, twenty-one had from
six months to o e .year, and fifty-six
from four to si months' experience
in either butter or cheese making be-
fore entering :he school.   About
one-half of this class were between
the ages of 21 and 25, one-fourth be-
tween 25 and 30, and one-fourth
were from 15 tc 20 years old. Sixty-
nine of these s udents had attended
the district or village schools from
five to twelve years; twelve were
from parochial schools, and thirteen
from agricultuial and dairy schools
in other states.
  The total number of dairy certifi.
cates issued up to date number 175,
of which 94 were for butter makers
and 81 for cheese makers.
  The complete records of the work
done by stude its, as shown by the
medals and prizes won by them, has
not been kept, but the following is a
partial list.
  The average scores of all the stu-

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