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OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE
organization, information on the latest research findings that pertains to
the problems
of farming and homemaking. The content of this bulletin deals exclusively
with the in-
structional function of the College of Agriculture.
                      OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE
   Young men, particularly those with a farm background or those who have
lived in
rural communities and understand rural problems, will find many opportunities
in the
broad field of agriculture. These opportunities fall into four general classifications,
namely: (1) farming; (2) agricultural teaching and extension work; (3) agricultur-
al commerce and industry; and (4) agricultural research.
  FARMING-There is opportunity for success in farming.   The agricultural
college
graduate may be trained in the application of modern up-to-date methods which
today
are indispensable to profitable farming. He has had an opportunity to broaden
greatly
his perspective and to increase his capacity to deal effectively with farm
problems. Con-
sequently, the qualified graduate may do well in a managerial capacity for
another farm
owner or in directing his own farming enterprise.
  TEACHING AND EXTENSION WORK-In many rural communities, Smith-Hughes voca-
tional agriculture instructors are teaching high-school youth the techniques
of improved
scientific farming methods. County agricultural agents, agricultural college
extension
specialists, and agricultural extension representatives in the United States
Department
of Agriculture are effectively disseminating among the farm youth and farmers
of the
various states information on the latest agricultural methods and practices
made avail-
able by the agricultural experiment stations. Only men with adequate farm
background
and good training in an agricultural college may hope for placement in agricultural
teaching or extension work.
  AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY-In the business world a considerable
de-
mand for agricultural college graduates exists. Private and governmental
financial in-
stitutions engaged in farm loan activities, and newspaper, advertising and
radio broad-
casting agencies have taken many agriculturally trained graduates. Others
have been
absorbed by canning, feed and seed, fertilizer, dairy products, meat packing,
commercial
hatchery, and farm implement companies.
  AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH-Agricultural experiment stations and various federal
and
privately owned agencies find need for trained men who have specialized in
some one
phase of natural or social science relating to agriculture. To equip himself
best for a
position in the field of agricultural research, a student should continue
his study beyond
the usual four years of college and plan to earn a master's or doctor-of-philosophy
degree in the field of his special interest.
                            FACILITIES AND STAFF
  The College of Agriculture possesses splendid physical facilities for conducting
its
research and instructional work. Prepared to provide training in nineteen
related agri-
cultural fields, the College of Agriculture has a staff of more than 125
highly-trained
men of professorial rank.
                              CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
  Students enrolled in the College of Agriculture will find several active,
worthwhile
student organizations on the agricultural campus. In addition to maintaining
the
lVisconsin Country Afagacine, student monthly publication, from which those
who are
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