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)
T"TINTH ANNUAI, CONVVINTION 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 t'e,
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