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Volume Listing > Volume 30 > Farmers' institutes in Wisconsin: 1885-1933

Luther, E. L. (Ernest Leonard) "Farmers' institutes in Wisconsin: 1885-1933"


Farmers' Institutes in Wisconsin, 1885-1933: This article describes the founding of the Department of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin, the granting of farm land in 1866 to the school, and its management by forward-thinking men, including: William H. Morrison, a former president of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association; George McKerrow, a Waukesha County Farmer who would become the superintendent of the Department of Farmers' Institutes of the Wisconsin College of Agriculture; C. P. Norgord, a program alumni and commissioner of the Wisconsin State Department of Agriculture; and Ernest L. Luther (1869-1953), another program alumni who led the program through the constraints of World War I and the discontinuation of the program by the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1933. As the author of the article, Luther's tenure receives additional attention.(10 pages)

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Citation: Luther, E. L. (Ernest Leonard) "Farmers' institutes in Wisconsin: 1885-1933" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 30 /Issue: 1 (1946-1947)

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