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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)

Page 80

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
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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