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Vol. I (1923-1932)

Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture: Vol. I. No. 11. June 21, 1923,   pp. [1]-2 PDF (862.9 KB)


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     THE SECOND ANNUAL WISCONSIN DAIRYMAN'S FIELD DAY was celebrated at Cedar
Lawn Farm at West Bend on June 16. The best estimates available place the
at-
tendance at between 6,000 and 7,000.
     The principal speakers of the day were John D. Jones, Jr., newly elected
Commissioner of Agriculture for Wisconsin, Burt Williams representing the
Mil-
waukee Chamber of Commerce, W. W. Marsh of Iowa, and Prof. G. C. Humphrey
of
this College.
     The speakers emphasized the influence which dairying has had upon agricul-
ture in this state and especially the stabilizing tendency in the years follow-
ing the war. Generous tribute was also paid to the pioneers in the industry,
and to the men of science who have contributed much to make its development
possible.
     The first transcontinental dairy train started on its western tra.p
after
the close of the field day celebration. Record crowds greeted this exhibit
on
its three Wisconsin stops - at New London, Marshfield, and Eau Claire; and
the
train is now well on its way across Minnesota.
     GOY. BLAINE SIGNED THE AMENDED HOLLY PRINTING BILL which continues the
control of Station printing in the hands of the Gollege. He also signed last
week the Titus Bill provdding an appropriation of $5.000 for improvement
in
buildings at the Hancock B3anch Station. This is one of the very few addition-
al appropriations that will be made this year.
     A FARMERS' INSTITUTE COMMITTEE consisting of K. L. Hatch (chairman),
E.L.
Luther (secretary), three faculty members, and Regent Franklin Nace has been
appointed by the Dean to correlate the work of the Extension Service and
the
Farmers' Institutes, especially as to the winter meetings.   This committee
will
develop a plan for the consideration of the Regents in the fall.
     WILDFIRE, A RELATIVELY NEW BACTERIAL INFECTION OF TOBACCO which first
made its appearance in Wisconsin last year, has been found again this season
in about 14 seed beds. This diseaze has proven very disastrous in some of
the
eastern states and, unless vigorous control measures are taken, may seriously
threaten the tobacco industry in this state. Up to the present time it appears
that the efforts of the Department of Agriculture and the Exper-iment Station
to control the disease are meeting with success, as many farms on whizh out-
breaks occurred last year are entirely free from the disease Eo far tris
'eason.
     OF THE 55 DOCTOR'S DEGREES conferred by the University on commencement
day, 23 were given in Agriculture; and of the 191 Master's degrees given,
this
College had 50.
     SIXTY BOYS AND GIRLS AND TEN LEADERS REPRESENTING 29 VIISCONSIN COUNTIES
were in attendance at the Young Pdoples' Onre Week Short oit..rs' at the
College
of Agriculture June 15 - 20.
     These 22 girls and 38 boys were the champions in the various agricultural
and Home Economics projects throughout the state. The following counties
were
represented: Brown, Chippewa, Crawford, Green, Juneau, Kenosha, Lincoln,
Marathon, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oneida, Ozaukee, Pierce, Racine,
Vernon, Walworth, Waukesha, and Washington.
         (Items and suggestions for this House Organ should be sent to
                                  H. L. Russell.)


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