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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 4, Number 8 (May 1903)

Moore, R. A.
Wisconsin College of Agriculture,   pp. 294-296


Page 295


Wisconsin College of Agriculture.
   The Babcock test and the Wisconsin curd test now used
throughout the world are inventions of the experiment station.
By driving out poor separators, exposing imperfect churning,
weeding' out poor dairy animals and detecting adulterated and
tainted milk, the Babcock test and the Wisconsin curd test save
annually to the dairymen of Wisconsin not less than $800,000.
Since the establishment of the experiment station nineteen an-
nual reports and one hundred bulletins have been published and
copies sent to, the farmers of the state whose names are on the
free mailing list. The reports and bulletins contain full in-
formation relating to the experiments carried on by the station.
During the year 1902 the experiment station sent out over
11,000,000 pages of printed matter to, Wisconsin farmers.
                   The Free Mailing List.
   At the present time there are about 12,000 names on the free
mailing list. Farmers: and other residents of the state inter-'
ested in progressive agriculture will have their names placed,
on this list, so as to receive copies of bulletins and reports pub-.
lished by the station in the future by addressing W. A: Henry,'
director, Madison, Wisconsin.
   The short course in agriculture was established in 1886. A
course of instruction covering two terms, of fourteen weeks each,
given in the winter, is especially designed to meet the wants of
young men who want to gain a better knowledge of practical and
scientific farming that they may become intelligent farmers,
stockmen, dairymen, gardeners, etc.
   Since the establishment of the short course, 1,457 students
have pursued the studies; of this number 263 came from other
states, 1,194 from Wisconsin. Beginning with an attendance of
nineteen students, in 1886, the number has gradually increased,
reaching an enrollment of 300 for the winter of 1903. Fully
300 calls are received annually at the college for the services of
the young men who have taken the short course in agriculture,
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