A Handbook of Agriculture, Issue 14

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Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes, 1900 - Agriculture
 

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Page 247 - Such institutes shall be held at such times and at such places as said board may direct. The said board shall make such rules and regulations as it may deem proper for organizing and conducting such institutes, and may employ an agent or agents to perform such work in connection therewith as they deem best. The course of instruction at such institutes shall be so arranged as to present to those in attendance the results of the most recent investigations in theoretical and practical agriculture.
Page 150 - The city is always recruited from the country. The men in cities who are the centres of energy, the driving-wheels of trade, politics, or practical arts, and the women of beauty and genius, are the children or grandchildren of farmers, and are spending the energies which their fathers' hardy, silent life accumulated in frosty furrows, in poverty, necessity, and darkness.
Page 3 - I know of no pursuit in which more real and important service can be rendered to any country, than by improving its agriculture...
Page 169 - At the other farms corn, bran or shorts, ground oats, pasture grass anil a very little hay were fed in uncertain amounts, and apparently with no definite plan. At farm A no money was spent for feed during the year, but the corn and oats raised at home supplied all the grain the cows received, except that some oats were exchanged for bran to give the cows a variety of feed. Although there was quite a contrast in the feeding and management at the different farms, the method of weighing and testing...
Page 247 - Section 1. The Board of Regents of the State University, is hereby authorized to hold institutes for the instruction of citizens of this state in the various branches of agriculture. Such institutes shall be held at such times, and at such places as said board may direct. The said board shall make such rules and regulations, as it may deem proper for organizing and conducting such institutes, and may employ an agent or agents to perform such...
Page 247 - Section 2. For the purposes mentioned in the preceding section, the said board may use such sum as it may deem proper, not exceeding the sum of...
Page 170 - ... the milk yield ranged from 5,193 to 7,887 pounds, and the butter fat from 245 to 312 pounds. At farm "C" the milk yield ranged from 4,411 to 8,132 pounds, and the butter fat from 222 to 336 pounds. At farm "D" the range of milk was from 4,847 to 6,570 pounds, and of butter fat from 223 to 300 pounds. At farm "A" there were three cows which did not produce milk enough to pay for their feed.
Page 169 - The cows at each farm were fed and cared for during the entire year according to the usual practice of their owners. As far as we could ascertain, all the cows at one farm were fed in the same way. No attempt was made to vary the...
Page 168 - ... near enough." They do not understand the necessity of promptness in sampling milk after it has been poured from one pail to another before the cream has begun to separate. In spite of these and other disturbing factors, our results show that . tests of dairy cows can be...
Page 148 - Whatever our philosophy of human motives, we must face the fact that men do "raise more corn to feed more hogs to buy more land to raise more corn to feed more hogs to buy more land...

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