University of Wisconsin. College of Agriculture / Attend the winter course. Catalog of the short course, 1930-31
Departments of instruction, pp. 27-38 ff. PDF (2.2 MB)
28 THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN ture and use of commercial fertilizers and of fungicides and insecticides. 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 PROFESSORS 1Nt LB, McNALL, WEHRWHIN: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR WILEDEN, INSTRUCTOR SCHAARS, ASSISTANT PARSONS 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 e-ffort in possible better rural stand- ards of home and community life. A. Farm Bookkeeping. Elementary principles of economics and the elements of bookkeeping as applied to the farm. Meth- ods of taking farm inventories and the keeping of cash ac- counts, and accounts with livestock, farm crops, ete. Mr. Par- sons. B. Farnm Eeonomnies. This course will consist of lectures and discussions which deal with subjects with which the farmers are in constant contact; how prices are made, the farmers' purchasing power, farm labor, farm crtedit, farm tenancy and leases. Mr. Wehlrwein. C. Marketing. This course includes a study of necessary marketing services, agencies, and methods: and analysis of merchandising principles applied to agriculture, a discussion of cooperative marketing and the middleman system, as well as a consideration of market prices, marketing weaknesses, and marketing improvements. The relationship between econom- ical production, quality products, efficient and effective mar- kcting, and better rural social life is pointed out. Mr. Schaars. D. Rural Community Organliation. Social and economic re- lations of farm home and community are studied together with numerous methods for their improvement. Various local social institutions such as school, club, store, church, and li- brary are given special attention. Particular emphasis is also given to types of farmers' clubs and community organizations, with suggestions and plans for making them a success. Mr. Kolb and Mr. W\ileden. E. Farm Management. To show the student how the var- ious farm operations may be organized and correlated so the entire farm may be handled successfully and economically.
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