Wisconsin Agricultural Experimental Association / Sixth annual report of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association : Madison Wis., February 6, 7, 1908. Address of president, secretary's report with papers and addresses given by members of the association and others interested in progressive agriculture
True, J. M.
The future of agriculture, pp. 25-30 PDF (1.3 MB)
Davies, G. W.
Cooperation of the Experiment Association with public schools in the dissemination of good seed, pp. 30-35 PDF (1.2 MB)
Sixth Annual Report of the "le who by the plow would thrive, Himself 'must either hold or drive," muscular strength will be secondary in importance to mental activity. While I distinctly remember the peculiarities of belief and method of the agriculture of fifty years ago, and have since then been constantly in place and disposition to note the mar- velous changes that have occurred, my faith today is so great in the future of agriculture, that I count it one of the greatest misfortunes of advanced age, that I may not personally have a larger part in its accomplishment. COOPERATION OF THE EXPERIMENT ASSOCIA- TION WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE DIS- SEMINATION OF GOOD SEED. SUPT. G. W. DAVIES, NORTH FREEDOM, SAUK COUNTY. Wisconsin's motto is "Forward." Our nation's motto signi- fies that in union there is strength. The subject of this pa- per combines the sentiment of both mottoes in suggesting the union or co-opertaion of school and farm interests in this for- ward movement for the dissemination of pure seed throughout state and nation. The school should train for vocation. We should look to the farm for the farmers of the future, hence we must look to the country school to furnish the technical training that will fit our farm boys and girls for a useful farm career. Now that agriculture is being taught in our schools, we should seek every means possible to make the teaching more practical that more good may result. The co-operation of this Experiment Association with the schools in the dissemination of good seed, will be a powerful influence that will be felt in many ways, and I anticipate a bountiful harvest of ripened grain. In addressing you, I realize that I am speaking to an un- selfish body of men-men whose motive it is to place Wiscon- sin in the front rank of states as a seed producer. No other factor is so essential to the success of any great move- 30
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