Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Hill, Charles L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 51: how the short course helps PDF (912.1 KB)
How The Short Course Helps* When a boy on a Wisconsin farm goes to his father with one of the circulars telling of the Short Course, and -expresses a wish to attend, doubtless the question in the father's mind is ---" Will it pay?" From a personal knowledge of hundreds who have taken the course the writer can answer "yes"-and that from every standpoint. First, but by no means of greatest importance would be the financial end of the situation. I know that this training has made it possible for hundreds of young men, now on Wisconsin farms, to take these farms valued at from $100 to $200 an acre, for which their fathers paid but $50 an acre and for which their grandfathers paid $1.25-stoek these farms with pure bred live stock, until the investment on many 160-aere farms exceeds $50,000, and stifl not only make 5 per cent on the in- vestment but to receive in addition each year from $1,000 to $5,000 for their managerial services. Not only do they do this but they build on these farms homes that compare in size, com- fort, and even luxury, with many of the best city homes; to have these homes furnished and equipped so that the family can enjoy all that is best in life, including books, pictures, and music; to send his children, possibly not to the Short Course but to take a full four-year course in agriculture which now really means four years of the best training along the lines of scientific agriculture. *Charles L. Hill, a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Education and a successful breeder of pure bred dairy cattle, is a graduate of the Short Course of the University of Wisconsin, Class of 1888-Editor. it i I1
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