Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the twelfth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Diarymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thursday and Friday, February 1 and 2, 1912
Balmer, Frank E.
The real benefit of a dairy and agricultural school, pp. 80-89 PDF (2.1 MB)
Twelfth Annual Convention the United States Department of Agriculture costs the country annually. The Real Benefit of a Dairy and Agricultural School FRANK E. BALMER, Principal La Crosse Cotunty Agricultural School The Real Benefit of an A.gricultural School to a Community. One of the great industrial leaders in this country states that, "The farm is the basis of all industry, but for many years this country has made the mis- take of unduly assisting manufacture, commerce, and other activities that center in cities, at the expense of the farm." I like the word f a r m . It seems to express something that lies closer to us than the word agriculture, and I sometimes wish that we would more often speak of our Schools teaching agriculture as farm schools rather than agricultural Schools, for I cannot believe but what the farm and the people who live upon it are the things that are to be uplifted in this campaign for agricultural education and better farming. When we have spoken of an agricultural education we have usually referred to training such as has been off2red in colleges of agriculture. Today this training which is fraught with so much good for the future is being brought close to the lives of the people, for in many states special agricultural schools are being erected, in other states industrial training is being offered in the high schools, largely with aid from the States, and in nearly every state attempt.; are being made to introduce agriculture
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