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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Eleventh annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Elk-horn, Wis., January 31, and February 1 and 2, 1883. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests

Smith, J. M.
Pleasant homes made happy ones,   pp. 63-70 PDF (1.8 MB)

Roberts, I. P.
The past, present, and future of dairying,   pp. 70-79 PDF (2.1 MB)

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pulses of our natures. Books, papers and magazines have 
become so cheap that there seems no real necessity for any 
Iem to be without them. Then let us begin at once if we 
have not done s, and make them what we can. Plain and 
humble they may be, and perhaps rude in structure as was 
that of my old schoolmate, yet tbat was a happy and lovely 
spot, and the memory of the happy days spent there will 
cast their influence far into the years to come. Then let us 
go on, each improve in his own way, until our beauful 
Wisconsin is dotted in all directions with beautiful and happy 
homes, until it may be truly said of us, the northwest in all 
its wide domain has no fairer lands, our country no'truer 
sons and daughters, and the world no fairer or happier 
homes than may be found in Wisconsin. 
Moved to adjourn until 1:30 P. M. 
THuRSDAY, February 1. 
Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 
President Beach in the chair. 
By I. P. RoBMTrS Profesor of Agriculture, Cornell University, Ithwa, 
New York. 
When a company of friendly neighbors who have been 
widely separated for a period, come together, they first dis- 
cuss the past, talk of the various scenes, incidents and hard- 
ships which they have passed through. Next they tell of 
their present prosperity, their broad acres, their flocks and 
herds, and how they acquired them; tell of their mistakes as 
well as their successes, but they never stip here, but with 
the greatest eagerness and pleasure they'Xicuss the future, 
lay plans in which their former mistakes are elimiinated; 
project improvements and apply the knowledge gained by 
experience that their future efforts may be still more suc- 

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