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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests

Eastman, E.
Mixed farming,   pp. 98-100 PDF (583.6 KB)

Page 98

Wxscoxszz DAIRxYMNs AssOCITIoN. 
any difference in the amount of sugar the cane will produce in the 
ripeness of the seed? 
Prof. Henry - Entirely from that fact. It is a fact that many 
sorghum growers do not discover that point with regard to the pro- 
duction of the sorghum from the proper ripeness of the seed. I 
think it is possible for us all to work in the same direction. The 
chemist and myself have arranged for the governor of the state a 
written report of over 200 pages. It relates to the ensilage of fod- 
ders and the production of sugar from cane. Whether our report 
is printed or not depends upon the legislature. We want to have 
five thousand printed and distributed in the state. The governor 
is very anxious to have it printed. You will see in his annual mes- 
sage he gives quite an account of our operations. Now, if you 
will urge upon the members of the legislature, by letter or person- 
ally, to see that this report is published, we are going to get it. 
We wanted $4,000 to help us experiment. The farmers said we 
should have it, and the legislature gave it to us. In less than a 
year we have brought about these results, and now they are almost 
useless unless they get to the right persons. I have had hundreds 
of letters from manufacturers of syrup in New York, and from the 
information I have received I estimate the production of syrup at 
five hundred thousand gallons this year. I wish you to urge upon 
your members that that report be published. After getting one 
report printed we can get more. 
By Hon. E EAsTmAx, of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wis. 
.Jr. Preaiden, Ladies and Gentiemn:-I noticed in your re- 
port for 1861 some remarks, and an account of special farming as 
against mixed farming, rather courting, if not challenging, for a 
reply that would compete with the same. I will make a statement 
of what I have done the last year, by mixed farming, and leave the 
association to draw their own conclusions. My farm contains three 
hundred and five acres; one hundred and ninety acres have been 
plowed and cultivated, thirty-five sores rough pasture land, and 
eighty acres woods. Stock on the farm consists of four horses, one 
pair of oxen, twenty-five cows, ten head of young stock, one hun- 

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