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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Hill, Charles L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 51: how the short course helps PDF (912.1 KB)



remember, so much as what you can remember to find, that is
going to make this course worth while to you." It was, indeed,
a question of the inspiration for study and experiment, rather
than just listening to the lectures for these few weeks, that
made the determining factor in the young man's future sue-
cussful life as a farmer.
   There was a time when too much emphasis was placed in
the taking of the Short Course upon the fact that if a young
man took this course he could get a good place as manager or
workman on some one else's farm.
   Today, the emphasis, which is the proper one, is upon the
fact that these young men are now largely developing their
own or their father's farms. They are not only the seedsmen
and breeders of pure bred live stock, but they are the home
builders of Wisconsin, and there is no other state in the Union
where there are such large and beautiful farmsteads as can be
seen along Wisconsin's highways. They stand for the best in
civic and community life, and I personally know where scores
(4 communities are being led to community betterment by some
young farmer who secured his first inspiration for such work
when taking the Short Course.
THE COUNTRY NEDS TRAINED MEN ON THE FARM
    The need for men trained along agricultural lines is greater
 today than when this course was started. We are facing the
 days of $200 an acre as the minimum price for land, increasing
 prices for feedstuffs and farm labor-and anyone who would
 "keep up with the procession" will need a technical training
 that would have been entirely unnecessary when this course
 was started.
    Farms are to be smaller, crops must be larger, live stock
 better, highways greatly improved, community, social and
 religious life enriched, politics made cleaner, and Wisconsin
 greater in every way. And if you, young man who reads these
 words, wish to claim your heritage as one of the leaders of the
 Badger State, the results of those who have gone before you
 show that there is no surer way of doing this than to take the
 Short Course in agriculture at the University of Wisconsin.
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