Work Done by the Experiment Station in 1915; Director's Annual Report

Work Done by the Experiment Station in 1915; Director's Annual Report

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...counties; 3. General or collective extension activities involving the cooperative effort of two or more college departments, as in extension schools and courses. I.--DEPARTMENTAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS FARM MANAGEMENT CONTESTS With the rise in land values, more and more business methods are being introduced on the farm.. The farm management surveys which have now been conducted under the direction of D. H. Otis (Agricultural Economics) for several years are inducing the most progressive farmers to study themselves and their business more closely than ever, in order to determine how much actual profit they are securing as compensation for their managerial ability. This work has been carried on this past year in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture in 21 counties of the state. The first year-this contest was instituted records were kept by 150 farmers. Last year the number was increased to 440, and this season more than 650 farmers are maintaining records of all their business transactions. The wider distribution of the work this past year has necessitated 44 WIscoNsIN BULLETIN 268 a division of the state on the basis of comparative development. Eighty farms in an early stage of development have contributed results in the upper part of the state, 134 in the moderately well-developed section of central Wisconsin, and 226 well-developed farms in the older sections in the southern parts of the state. Demonstration meetings were held in each county, in which the cooperating farmers met for the purpose of comparing results. Each man knew his own results and his position in terms of the averge. He was thus able to measure himself with his fellow farmers and see just where he could profit by his own mistakes or those of more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616596
  • 9781236616593