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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Forty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Ashland, Wis., December 10, 11 and 12, 1912. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

Sanborn, A. W.
Co-operation among farmers,   pp. 95-101 PDF (1.6 MB)

Page 101

Wisconsin Dairymen's Association.
small per cent in the sinking fund. The Wisconsin Company
handled '90 per cent of the cranberries of this state; 33,000
barrels were marketed in 1911 returning to the 40 growers a
little better than $6 a barrel. A little more than $200,000 was
divided among 40 men in cranberry producing business in Wis-
consin, making an average of a little over $5000 to each man.
Ashland has come to the point where its citizens real-
ise -that their betterment and their advancement lie with
the country, and you, brothers from the country do
not think for a moment you can get along without the help
of the city. Our fortunes are tied together, and these business
men in the city of Ashland are working just as hard,-yes,
harder than you farmers are doing. There has been in the
past more or less a lack of the spirit of appreciation on the
part of our farmers; and I say that as a farmer myself, but
I rejoice to say I have been brought up on a farm and lived
there all my life, and I will say to you farmers, it is up to you
now to make good on this proposition, to get right out in this
spirit and help things along. Yon are not going to be lifted
all the while and these people are not going to banquet you
all the time; it is up to you to show the goods, to organize,
to work for your own betterment. That is the only way you
will ever attain the high ideals we have in mind.

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