Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Hill, Charles L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 51: how the short course helps PDF (912.1 KB)
remember, so much as what you can remember to find, that is going to make this course worth while to you." It was, indeed, a question of the inspiration for study and experiment, rather than just listening to the lectures for these few weeks, that made the determining factor in the young man's future sue- cussful life as a farmer. There was a time when too much emphasis was placed in the taking of the Short Course upon the fact that if a young man took this course he could get a good place as manager or workman on some one else's farm. Today, the emphasis, which is the proper one, is upon the fact that these young men are now largely developing their own or their father's farms. They are not only the seedsmen and breeders of pure bred live stock, but they are the home builders of Wisconsin, and there is no other state in the Union where there are such large and beautiful farmsteads as can be seen along Wisconsin's highways. They stand for the best in civic and community life, and I personally know where scores (4 communities are being led to community betterment by some young farmer who secured his first inspiration for such work when taking the Short Course. THE COUNTRY NEDS TRAINED MEN ON THE FARM The need for men trained along agricultural lines is greater today than when this course was started. We are facing the days of $200 an acre as the minimum price for land, increasing prices for feedstuffs and farm labor-and anyone who would "keep up with the procession" will need a technical training that would have been entirely unnecessary when this course was started. Farms are to be smaller, crops must be larger, live stock better, highways greatly improved, community, social and religious life enriched, politics made cleaner, and Wisconsin greater in every way. And if you, young man who reads these words, wish to claim your heritage as one of the leaders of the Badger State, the results of those who have gone before you show that there is no surer way of doing this than to take the Short Course in agriculture at the University of Wisconsin. .1 i I il i , I .I I i I i , II 11 I I I I I I .I i I I i
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