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. 12. July 6, 1923, pp. -2 PDF (800.6 KB)
-4- 0 -.. 0 MONO-ff0 :RSELES S;0 . tin^- t=_ ~A HIOUSE ORGAN FOR THE STAFF OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE' COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ~~~UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN/X Vol. 1. No. 12. July 6, 1923. WITH WELL OVER 2,000 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE, STATION DAY on June 22 was probably the most successful ever held at the College. Upwards of 400 auto- mobiles were parked on the grounds which is easily the largest number that have come for a similar event. Especially instructive and unusually well attended were the exhibits at the Stock Pavilion. The demonstrations at the Hill Farm were also largely attended. A new and attractive feature was introduced in the rock blasting work by means of picric acid. The unveiling of a painting of Prof. R. A. Moore early in the afternoon was an event of particular interest. Walter Hanchett of Sparta, who was Pro- fessor Moore's first student, was the principal speaker of the occasion. Be- sides paying a generous tribute to the early work of the men of this College the speaker related nuinero s incidents of interest in connection with the S early history of the institution. The number of women in attendance this year was greater than in former years. It is conservatively estimated that over 400 were present, and the special features that were prepared for them were very favorably received, according to Mrs. Nellie Kedzie Jones, who was in charge of this work. Members of the legislature also showed a distinct interest in the work of the Collcge and Experiment Station. Ten senators and 37 assemblymen were presunt at the Hill Farm in the afternoon. Through the kindness of the lAadi- son Rotarians, led by John S. Donald, transportation for the legislature was provided. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JAME'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY AT FORT ATKINSON on Station Day suggested that their field men, numbering sixty odd, could be en- listed to help in interesting Wisconsin boys in the courses offered by the College of Agriculture. Accordingly arrangements have been made whereby the company will instruct these field men to survey their districts for prospec- tive agricultural students and to send all names of interested parties to this office. It is a matter of importance that each man on the College staff should keep constantly in mind the fact that he has a definite responsibility in in- torcsting young people to take the courses which this College has to offer. If cach staff member will assume the responsibility for one student in some ony- of tho agricultural and homc economics courses, very definite progress will be achieved. S THE RECORDS OF THE STATE SOILS LABORATORY show that during the past 12 months 301 farms have been examined; chemical analyses have been run on over 1,800 samples of soil from these farms and detailed reports written to the farm owners. In each case a comprehensive study is made of the soil problems of the individual farm. This past year has boon the biggest in the history of the Soils Laboratory.
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