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Vol. I (1923-1932)

Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture: Vol. I. No. 12. July 6, 1923,   pp. [1]-2 PDF (800.6 KB)


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              t=_ ~A HIOUSE ORGAN FOR THE STAFF OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE'
                              COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
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         Vol. 1. No. 12.                                                July
6, 1923.
              WITH WELL OVER 2,000 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE, STATION DAY on June
22 was
         probably the most successful ever held at the College. Upwards of
400 auto-
         mobiles were parked on the grounds which is easily the largest number
that
         have come for a similar event.
              Especially instructive and unusually well attended were the
exhibits at
         the Stock Pavilion. The demonstrations at the Hill Farm were also
largely
         attended. A new and attractive feature was introduced in the rock
blasting
         work by means of picric acid.
              The unveiling of a painting of Prof. R. A. Moore early in the
afternoon
         was an event of particular interest. Walter Hanchett of Sparta,
who was Pro-
         fessor Moore's first student, was the principal speaker of the occasion.
Be-
         sides paying a generous tribute to the early work of the men of
this College
         the speaker related nuinero s incidents of interest in connection
with the
S        early history of the institution.
              The number of women in attendance this year was greater than
in former
         years. It is conservatively estimated that over 400 were present,
and the
         special features that were prepared for them were very favorably
received,
         according to Mrs. Nellie Kedzie Jones, who was in charge of this
work.
              Members of the legislature also showed a distinct interest
in the work
         of the Collcge and Experiment Station. Ten senators and 37 assemblymen
were
         presunt at the Hill Farm in the afternoon.     Through the kindness
of the lAadi-
         son Rotarians, led by John S. Donald, transportation for the legislature
was
         provided.
              REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JAME'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY AT FORT
ATKINSON on
         Station Day suggested that their field men, numbering sixty odd,
could be en-
         listed to help in interesting Wisconsin boys in the courses offered
by the
         College of Agriculture. Accordingly arrangements have been made
whereby the
         company will instruct these field men to survey their districts
for prospec-
         tive agricultural students and to send all names of interested parties
to
         this office.
              It is a matter of importance that each man on the College staff
should
         keep constantly in mind the fact that he has a definite responsibility
in in-
         torcsting young people to take the courses which this College has
to offer.
         If cach staff member will assume the responsibility for one student
in some
         ony- of tho agricultural and homc economics courses, very definite
progress
         will be achieved.
S            THE RECORDS OF THE STATE SOILS LABORATORY show that during the
past 12
         months 301 farms have been examined; chemical analyses have been
run on over
         1,800 samples of soil from these farms and detailed reports written
to the
         farm owners. In each case a comprehensive study is made of the soil
problems
         of the individual farm. This past year has boon the biggest in the
history
         of the Soils Laboratory.


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