Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
Torrey, R. D.
Response to address of welcome, pp. 17-18 PDF (424.2 KB)
WISCONSIN DAIRyxMN's ASSOCIATIOx. Through the energy &ad fresh impetus given to the dairy interests through the direct influence of this association, Wisconsin leads at the great international dairy fairs of the east and comes back with her exhibits covered with blue ribbons; and it is gratifying to know that amid the many discouragements of other branches of farming, this society has shown clearly that the "milky way" is the way of life, financially at least, to many of our citizens. Conven- tions of this character are calculated, planned and carried out for the benefit of al. They have for their object the improvement of all who attend them, as well as all who are engaged in this in- dustry. They provoke rivalry and commendable competition in the race after the perfect. They bring out the better thoughts and better methods s aids in attaining such perfection. They are not exclusive, but are for al. This is so true that if the secretary of this society finds any one who is so indifferent to his own in- terests as to absent himself from them, he sends him a volume of the proceedings that he may be convinced of the error of his ways and join the great army of successful dairymen, and one, at least, of the thrifty dairymaids of the state. In these conventions Wis- consin leads again, for no other state devotes so much time or thought to such meetings; in fact, it may truthfully be said the Badgers inaugurated them. The results are seen everywhere in improved stock and farms and more intelligent farming. In increased products and enhanced values, in a greater or less degree, as the thoughts and suggestions gained here are acted upon. Mr. Mayor, not being a member of this society (though of a kindred one), permit me to say you honor yourselves when you welcome these representative men of the great dairy interests of Wisconsin to your city to hold their annual convention; and I will close by saying for them and myself, I thank you for the hearty greeting to the Wisconsin Dairymen's Associs- tion, and hope you and many of your citizens will avail themselves of the opportunity and be present at all of its sessions. 18
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