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. -2 PDF (865.1 KB)
RIDAY, J~rA HOUSE ORGAN FOR THE STAFF OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE prtmn te CCOLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE t p ~~~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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