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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

[King system of ventilation],   pp. 51-54 PDF (828.2 KB)

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W   asin Doiryvne s Associaio            53 
Mr. Fox: Isn't it quite probable that the difficulty in that 
butter arises from the condition of the milk after it leaves the 
barnI Many of the bams have too much ventilation and in 
many places the milk is taken to the creamery about once a 
week. I think almost any manager of a creamery knows some- 
thing of the condition of milk in the winter time. It is kept in 
cans, and at each milking poured in and mixed. It seems to 
me that what we need is more intelligence in these things and 
there should be a farmer's school for our boys. We send our 
boys to school and the teachers-want to make lawyers or teach- 
ers, professional men out of them, and they are educated away 
from the farm and into the crowded professions. It is all right 
for them to get an education, but they don't get it in the right 
Prof. Henry: The state of Wisconsin makes an offer that 
it will pay $4,000 a year for a county agricultural school if the 
county will put up the school and pay $2,000. 
Mr. Fox: Let us centralize the schools. It makes a party 
dead sick to see the show schools in the cities. 
The Chairman: I have been specially interested in this pre- 
sentation of the subject of ventilation for our cow barns. For 
a, good many years I have been a teacher in Wisconsin, and we 
have been pleading for ventilation in the school buildings of the 
state for the boys and girls, and I think when we get interested 
in having our stables ventilated, we will get better ventilation 
for our boys and girls. The system that has been proposed for 
the cow barn has been in use in our schools for many years. It 
is very simple, based on simple principles. 
Last summer when the German Agricultural Commission 
was inspecting the Dairy School, as they passed through the 
buildings with the Governor, they expressed great surprise and 
gratification at what was being accomplished there. It will do 
us all good to spend a day or a term in the Dairy School of Wis- 
consin-I believe, the best in the world. 
But the next best thing is to spending a day there ourselves is 
to hear from an intelligent young man who, although he was 
already running a creamery, realized that he needed more 

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