Winter Courses in Agriculture: 1920

The Programs

Saturday, September 8th, 2018


from the 1919-20 Winter Courses program announcement and participant list


New horse barn at Purdue, circa 1920

In 1920, the Winter Courses in Agriculture met the needs of hundreds of young men and women, successful farmers in Indiana who for one reason or another could not enroll in a regular four-year course. Because of the very practical help they received, they excelled in their vocations.


General Agriculture

  • Farm Crops
  • Soil Management
  • Farm Mechanics
  • Horticulture
  • Dairying
  • Farm Sanitation
  • Poultry
  • Entomology
  • Farm Management

Animal Husbandry

  • Beef Cattle and Beef
  • Horses
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Live Stock Breeding
  • Chemistry of Feeds and Feeding
  • Forage Crops and Pastures
  • Soundness of Horses and Diseases of Farm Animals
  • Stock Barns, Sheds, Silos

Commercial Dairying

  • Creamery Butter-Making and Factory Management
  • Farm Dairying
  • Creamery Machinery and Repairs
  • Ice Cream
  • Testing Milk and Its Products
  • Market Milk and Cheese
  • Dairy Bacteriology

Home Economics

  • Foods and Cookery
  • Textiles and Sewing
  • Renovation and Care of Clothing
  • Millinery
  • Housewifery
  • The House
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Home Care of the Sick


There were 147 participants in the 1920 Winter Courses.

  • Animal Husbandry: 57
  • Commercial Dairying: 10
  • General Agriculture: 72
  • Home Economics: 8

Leave a Reply

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2020 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Purdue Agriculture Academic History

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact Purdue Agriculture Academic History at