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University of Wisconsin / College of agriculture announcement of courses: 1940-1941

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  AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY-The business world uses many agricultur-
ally-trained college graduates; banks, trust and insurance companies need
them in
their agricultural loan and investment divisions. Canning, implement, feed
and seed,
dairy products, meat packing, and farm implement companies call for men graduated
from agricultural colleges.
  AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH-Agricultural experiment stations, various federal
and pri-
vately 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
philosophy degree in the field of his special interest.
                            FACILITIES AND STAFF
  The College of Agriculture possesses splendid physical facilities for conducting
research and instructional work. Prepared to provide training in nineteen
agricultural 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,
student organizations on the agricultural campus. In addition to maintaining
Wisconsin Country Magazine, student monthly publication, from which those
who are
interested may receive rich, practical experiences in writing, soliciting
circulation problems, newspaper financing, or editing, students also support
the follow-
ing organizations:
  Alpha Zeta-a chapter of the national honorary agricultural fraternity;
Engineers-for students in agricultural engineering; Babcock Dairy Club-for
interested in dairy industry; Badger Foresters-for students in forestry;
Blue Shield-
a club for students interested in rural life and those who want to become
rural workers
and leaders; Future Farmers of America-a collegiate club consisting of former
members and others who plan to teach vocational agriculture; Landscape Council
-an organization for students in landscape gardening; Saddle and Sirloin
Club-for stu-
dents interested in the breeding of livestock. This club sponsors the annual
Little International Livestock Show and provides financial support for the
various stock
judging teams which represent the College of Agriculture in collegiate judging
tion at the American Royal, International Livestock, and National Dairy Shows;
U. W.
4-H Club-former 4-H Club members comprise the membership of this group; and
U. W. Poultry Club-for students interested in poultry breeding.
  Serving to integrate the activities of the above-mentioned agricultural
in addition to those which are open only to students in Home Economics, is
the Agri-
cultural Student Council which has two representatives from each of the established
groups. The Council sponsors all of the agricultural campus all-student functions
seeks to promote a closer relationship between the faculty and student body.
                               THE LONG COURSE
  OBJECTIVEs-The Long Course in Agriculture is the regular four-year collegiate
course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Four
years of
university work or its equivalent, is necessary to complete the work for
a degree.
Serving a two-fold purpose, namely, to give a broad, general training and
a specific
technical knowledge of agriculture, the Long Course prepares the students
more desirable commercial, managerial, and professional positions than do
of shorter duration.

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