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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1903)

Cobb, Euclid N.
Address,   pp. 139-145 PDF (1.7 MB)


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Wieonuiuii Dairymns Anociaf ion. 
i my wife we never eould have done what we have done. 
' mother in any family is the'one that molds the character of 
:e4s;- children as a usual thing.       Last fall, before our insti 
meetings comrenced in Illinois, we met in the directors' ra 
at Springfield, and Dean Davenport impressed us. with 
W  f-~  thought:   "When you go out to examine the boys who 
entitled to a free scholarship, don't send them down here to 
4     -     X= -   a classical education; send themn to the Agricultural
College. 
want men who can come out of our college and do something, 
kind of men that there is a demand for in the working wor 
And I can tell you there is just as mueleh a demand down in 
state for that kind of people as there is in Wisconsin. In 
town we have got a Yale graduate selling onions at five cen 
bunch. We have a graduate from Monmouth college who is 
of the poorest excuses for a farmer that I ever saw, any 
would say that he had entirely missed his calling. 
Now, in the work on our farm, we try to be what we call 
to-date, and with the numnber of children that we haves we I 
divided the work into departments, and I am pleased to say i 
*with the many visitors that we have we find them interested 
: -     pleaued with that system of dividing the work into departms 
and having each one do his or her work and do it all the ti 
- vy oldest son, who is now twenty-three years old, is foremai 
the farm department. He knows thoroughly well what cai 
* >      corn to grow, the nature of the plant through and through, 
* --   there is no dqubt but what some of our one hundred and twe 
rod long rows are a great deal shorter to that boy than are s4 
very short rows on a farm where they do work without know 
why. He is interested, he watches that plant grow just 
closely as our herd manager watches the calves grow dowl 
the barn. We have at our college at Champaign what we 
a Farm Mechanics Department Professor Crane has visi 
our farm several times, and he congratulated my son on 
knowledge of machinery and his ability to handle machis 
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