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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. [1]-4 PDF (1.4 MB)


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          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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