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University of Wisconsin. College of Agriculture / Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture
Vol. I (1923-1932)

Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture: Vol. I. No. 7. May 7, 1923,   pp. [1]-2 PDF (865.1 KB)


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           RIDAY, J~rA HOUSE ORGAN FOR THE STAFF OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
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               ~~~UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
      sent. intcresting phases of their work in tablc exhibits in the
      Stock Pavilion and to be on hand to talk with the people who
      ,aattend.
           hew plots featuring work in soils "1nd crops have been start-
      ed this spring and the department of Plant Pathology will have
      plots on the relation betwccn corn root-rot and wheat scab. The
      Soils department will havc four lirmc-rock grinding machines in
      operation.
           June 22 is also the closing dar for the Boys' and Girls'
      Cne-weck Course at the College, and Station Day will be a- banner
      d-y for the young folks.
           A spccia.l program will be provided for the womcn. Besides
      the rcul-r c7ahibits they will be offered new features in land-
      scape ga.rdenin- and a trip through the College Greenhouses and
      the Forest Products Laboratory. Picnic lunch will be eaten on
      the wooded shore. of Lakc Mendota.  The Daughters of Demeter wvill
      assist in the program and meet vwomen visitors,
           LAST YEAR 14,135 ',JISCO-TSIN BOYS AITD GIRLS were enrolled as
      rmaembcrs of 802 Boys' and Girlst Clubsc Of this number 9,317
      were engaged in 15 different projects.   They sent to T. L. Bewick
      business records of their work which showed that the valuc of
      their products for 1922 was $368,214.43. This sum wets Q124,960.93
      in excess of expenses.
            Of the profits reported, ,38,750 was made on dair: calves;
      "25,466 on pot:a~tocs; 415,746 on secd corn; about "lO,000
on pig
      club work; end the rest on minor projects.   Since ma-ny of the
      boys and girls-madc no report, the above figures necessarily
      cover the scope of this work only in part.
            Statistics., however, are not a satisfactory r.mcasurc of the
      results of boys' and girls' club work, the mission of which is
      the making of a-more worth While rural life through the medium
      of better citizenship. It has been said that 'as blocs the rural
      home so zoes the nation," and it can be safely Maintaincd that
O     in the boys' and girls' work the idealistic value far exceeds
      the practical.  huch of the success of the work of these young
      folks is achieved by grounding it in educational projects wh'r17C
      they learn things by actually doing theya under the best sunpcr-
      vision available.


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