University of Wisconsin. College of Agriculture / Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture
Vol. I (1923-1932)
Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture: Vol. I. No. 13. July 24, 1923, pp. -4 PDF (1.4 MB)
-3- THE *.COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE WILL BE REPRESENTED by several different displays * at the Wisconsin State Fair August 27-September 1. There will be an exhibit in the County Building, a Home Economics display in the Woman's Building, a special booth on Agriculture with.the University exhibit in the Educational Building, and an educational booth in the Boys' and Girls' Department. THE RELATIVE COST of transporting various classes of commodities is inter- estingly shown in the following table compiled by the U. S. Department of Com- merce from the reports of 34 railroad companies. Classes Percent Percent Value of Freight Percent Freight of of total of total Products rate per Rate is of Commodities tonnape Revenue per ton ton Value per ton Products of: Agriculture 19 27 v 51 V3.55 7 Animals 4 9 177 5.70 3 Mines 46 26 5 1.40 28 Forests 12 11 15 2.30 15 Manufactured & Misc. 19 26 71 3.55 5 Total 100 1000 30 32.50 8 It will be noted that the cost of transportation of animal products is only 3 per cent of their value, which is a lower cost than obtains on any other class of commodities. The fact that the relative cost of transporting manufactured and miacellan- 5 cous products is higher than that of animal products is very largely due to the great quantities of refined petroleum and its products which have a value of only $25 to $30 per ton and make up fully one-fourth of total tonnage in this class. SUMMER =EETINGS AT THE BRANCH STATIONS are scheduled as follows: Hancock - July 24 Marshfield - July 25 and 26 Spooner - July 31 Ashland - August 20 July 25 will be Clark and Marathon County day at Marshfield, and July 26 will be devoted especially to Wood and Taylor Counties. PEOPLE CAN FARM WITHOUT RECORDS BUT NOT SO WELL. It is a matter of im- *portance that farmers know.which phases of their business make them money and which do not, so that losses may be avoided. Extension men find that no project is complete without the keeping of records, and licevuisc no farm enterprise is complete without them. In the past year over 3,500 farm record books have been distributed by the Department of Agricultural Economics. At present the book in use is being revise and an edition of 7,000 copies will be printed for the next biennium. * THREE HUNDRED OR MORE COUNTY CHAUPIONS will receive prize educational trips 5 to the Second National Boys and Girls Club Congress hold in connection with the International Livestock Exposition at Chic-go December 1 to 8. Every county traversed by the C. & N. VI. Railroad, which has a full time extension agent and carries on regular extension work continuously under the direction of the agri- cultural colleges, will receive a trip by the courtesy of the railroad company.
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