Winter Courses in Agriculture: 1980

from the 1979-80 Winter Courses in Agriculture program announcement and participant list

 

photo of 1980 farm barn and equipmentIt was a year to look back. Purdue University’s annual Eight-Week Winter Courses in Agriculture traced their beginnings back to 1887 when the first Farmers’ Institutes were conducted at various times of the year for young farmers and homemakers who could not attend longer courses of instruction in agriculture and home economics.

By 1980, nearly 9,000 people had attended the agriculture production and management courses. Many had returned to farms throughout the state and the nation. Other Winter Courses students were successful in the highly varied farm service, supply distribution and other agribusiness fields.

Below is what students studied in 1980.

 

PLANS OF STUDY

General Agriculture

  • Farm Management
  • Marketing Farm Products
  • Six selected from the following: Farmstead Engineering; Farm Machinery Management; Current Issues in Agriculture; Forage Crop Production and Management; Grain Crop Production; Soil Management and Fertility; Dairy Cattle Management; Beef Production; Sheep Production; Swine Production; Animal Breeding and Selection; Feeds and Feeding; Quality Milk Production; Quality Control of Agricultural Products; Weed Control; Plant Disease and Control; Practical Insect Pest Management; Integration of Pest Management; Woodland Management; Farmstead Design, Planting, and Maintenance; Animal Health—Disease Prevention.

Animal Agriculture

  • Farm Management
  • Feeds and Feeding
  • Six selected from the following: Farmstead Engineering; Farm Machinery Management; Current Issues in Agriculture; Forage Crop Production and Management; Grain Crop Production; Soil Management and Fertility; Dairy Cattle Management; Beef Production; Sheep Production; Swine Production; Animal Breeding and Selection; Marketing Farm Products; Quality Milk Production; Quality Control of Agricultural Products; Weed Control; Plant Disease and Control; Practical Insect Pest Management; Integration of Pest Management; Woodland Management; Farmstead Design, Planting, and Maintenance; Animal Health—Disease Prevention.

Plant Agriculture

  • Farm Management
  • Soil Management and Fertility
  • Six selected from the following: Farmstead Engineering; Farm Machinery Management; Current Issues in Agriculture; Forage Crop Production and Management; Grain Crop Production; Marketing Farm Products; Dairy Cattle Management; Beef Production; Sheep Production; Swine Production; Animal Breeding and Selection; Feeds and Feeding; Quality Milk Production; Quality Control of Agricultural Products; Weed Control; Plant Disease and Control; Practical Insect Pest Management; Integration of Pest Management; Woodland Management; Farmstead Design, Planting, and Maintenance; Animal Health—Disease Prevention.

Pest Management

  • Practical Insect Pest Management
  • Integration of Pest Management
  • Plant Disease and Control
  • Weed Control
  • Select four from the following: Farm Management; Soil Management and Fertility; Farmstead Engineering; Farm Machinery Management; Current Issues in Agriculture; Forage Crop Production and Management; Grain Crop Production; Marketing Farm Products; Dairy Cattle Management; Beef Production; Sheep Production; Swine Production; Animal Breeding and Selection; Feeds and Feeding; Quality Milk Production; Quality Control of Agricultural Products; Woodland Management; Farmstead Design, Planting, and Maintenance; Animal Health—Disease Prevention.

There were 220 participants in the 1980 Winter Course in Agriculture

  • General Agriculture: 120
  • Animal Agriculture: 79
  • Plant Agriculture: 16
  • Pest Management: 5





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