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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the eleventh annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 1911
(1911)

Marty, Fred
Foreign cheese industry of Wisconsin,   pp. 43-45


Page 43


SOTHIERN WIS. CHEPSEMAKEXS' & DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N. 43
FOREIGN CHEESE INDUSTRY OF
WISCONSIN.
Fred Marty, Dairy and Food Commissioner, Monroe, Wis.
Mr. President, ladies and fellow meniibers:
Another year has come and !-one since we last t et here
in Monroe as an organization to (disCuss our various
questions to talk over and recount our varied experiences
of the past season.
let us ever believe that by this way and only by such
intercourse, can we expect to be up to date in our professions
for it is here where the best thought an(d idea in this line
of business converge.
In looking over your program I find that our ever faithful
secretary has prepared a program not onlv a credit to him-
self but to the whole association which consists of such
men that are versed in scientific art, men who are leaders
are also here to impart to your knowledge that will tend
to improve and elevate your calling.
So I amn not going to take much of y'our valuable time
today and describe at any length the foreign cheese industry
of Wisconsin.
The origin of the foreign cheese industry dates back to
the year 1846 when a Swiss colony emigrated from Canton
Glarus, Switzerland, to this state which is now known as
New Glarus, Green County.
The colonists first farmed and tilled their hilly land,
raised wheat as long as the soil was willing to produce it,
but soon raising wheat proved a failure in that section


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