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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 48, Number 8 (May 1947)

Field days,   pp. [16]-[17]


Page [17]


Field Days
   THE UW COLLEGE OF Agriculture is
like alfalfa. Its roots strike deep into the
soil of the state, drawing fresh blood and
inspiration from the farmers of Wiscon-
sin. And, like alfalfa, the College of Agri-
culture in turn helps to restore the soil
from which it springs. Through a year-
round system of off-campus services the
Ag boys carry the message of farm sci-
ence from the laboratories to the fields.
   Climax of Ag School activity this year
will be a combined Farm Field Day and
Farm and Home Week on the Madison
--camps-May---  27, -and 28. -Before the-
   r-Farm-and--Home-Week was held-annu-
ally in February. During the war it was
cancelled. Farm Field Day is traditionally
held in June. This year the two events are
being joined into one big agricultural
festival the last week in May.
   Thousands of farmers will come from-
all- over Wisconsin for the three-day fete.
They'll hear talks about Bang's disease,
strip .cropping, cooperative marketing,
pasture renovation and many other phases
of what's new in farm science.
  Besides this central Farm Field Day-
Farm and Home Week, the UW College of
Agriculture will again sponsor a series of
Grassland Field Days throughout the state
in -June. Last year over 47,000 Wisconsin
farmers attended these practical demon-,
strations of what to do about worn-out
pastures and learned- this Lincolnesque
slogan: "More land in grass more of the
time, and some land in grass all of the
time!'.
Cxte courtesy oi The Kraftsmz
AGRICULTURE HALL-(above) on the'University of Wisconsin campus
will be the-center of Farm and Home'Week activities this month.At the
left loour -Badger farmers look over a &new'"hCay crusher, which
crushes the
stems of hay to speed up the drying -process. Below a Wisconsin pro-
fessor demonstrates a forage harvester. This machine, which handles
either dry .-or green hay, standing or in windrow, together with the
forage wagon with automatic unloading devices, promises to eliminate
many of the backaches of future haymaking methods.


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