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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the tenth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thurs. and Fri., January 27 and 28, 1910

Stauffacher, Sam J.
Annual address,   pp. 33-43 PDF (2.0 MB)

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the past year with its abunldant harvest an(l high prices
has mnade Green Cauntv well able to (lo so. Never has
there been as much wealth concentrated in southerm  Wis-
colsin anld Green Countyt as at the present time. Aiid I
say. shaine otl the genoeration that thinks more of r;ising
a lloo(le(l calf or hog or one mighrllty dollar tlian they (1o
of the welfare and edlucation of their bolvs ail(1 girls. The
maintenance of soc I a school according- to the report of
the committee of the County B3oar(d who iltvestigrate(d thlis
matter is as follows: The cost of the school buildin- of
the Marathon County School of Agriculture about $loo)().
A two story butil(linlg, forty-five by tninety with the Train-
ing iSchool on the top floor.  The gYrounl( the building
stai(Ils on was partially (donate(l, about seven acres being
the amiount they have. They employ three teachers, two
miale and one female. The superintendent's salarv is S2000,
the first and secon(h assistants S1200) each.  The expetlses
of maintaining the school the past year was $1623.80, they
reccive(l from  the state $4000, from  tlhik year before of
,272.3f, leaving a balance on hand at end of schoolvear
8154.28. That same should be locatedl at Monroe is self
evident, for Monroe is a progressive community backed by
a rich country, the very center of the swiss cheese industry
of the United States. Therefore, I would recommetl(l that
this Association at this convention pass suitable resolutions
favoring the establishment of such a school at once.
As alread y mentioned the past year the yield of farm
pro(lucts has )been very encovraging for profitable dairying.
But even this yield can and will be greatly augnmented
with proper instruction and direction in dairy ines. About
ten years ago I am told that land a mile north of the city
of Monroe was worth about $50 to 8.60 an acre a placing
for grazing only.  Today we have one of the best and
most successful farmers in Green County and southern Wis-
consin on some of this very land, John Waelti, a director of
our association. Mr. Waelti is a student in his line, a great
worker for this association and no one realizes better than

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