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University of Wisconsin. College of Agriculture / Winter courses in agriculture for farm boys--1929-30

Departments of instruction,   pp. 27-38 ff. PDF (2.4 MB)

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             Young People's Week (June)-Write T. L. Bewick.
             Farmer's Institutes-Write Supt. E. L. Luther.
             Rural Church Summer School (July)-Write J. H. Kolb.
             Veterinarian's Short Course (February)-Write Dr. F. B.
                      DEPARTMENTS OF INSTRUCTION
                            Agricultural Bacteriology
                    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR W. H. WRIGHT
            Farm Bacteriology. This course familiarizes the student
          with the nature of bacteria, how they grow and reproduce and
          the methods of artificial cultivation in the laboratory, the re-
          lation of bacteria to the soil, the changes in the composition
          of the soil caused by nitrification, nitrogen fixation and in-
          noculation of legumes. The relation of bacteria to farm water
          supply and sewage disposal is discussed.
            The relation of bacteria to milk and its products is consid-
          ered from a point of view of practical milk production and the
          quality of butter and cheese. The preservation of other foods
          is also discussed. The transmissible diseases which are of the
          greatest importance to the livestock industry of the state are
0         studied from the standpoint of prevention and control.
                             Agricultural Chemistry
            Farm Chemistry. This course is designed to show the ex-
          change of the elements of soil fertility in farming. The sub-
          jects discussed are: processes of plant growth in relation to
          the soil and air; digestion and use of food by the animal; na-
          ture and use of commercial fertilizers and of fungicides and
            Special attention is given to the relative conservation of fer-
          tility in various types of farming with emphasis upon the
          handling of manure. Demonstrations of selected chemical con-
          stituents and processes are given with the aim of interpreting
          Agricultural Chemistry in the language of farm practice.
                             Agricultural Economics
                                ASSISTANT BELL
            The studies given are designed to give the student an appre-
          ciation of the entire business aspects of farming by showing
          the general economic questions facing agriculture, the value
          of keeping accurate accounts and managing farms for econ-
          omical production, the importance of effective merchandising
          methods applied to marketing agricultural products, and the
          consummation of all this effort in possible better rural stand-
          ards of home and community life.

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