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February 12, 2010

At UW-Madison, unique short courses for students who farm

Deborah Ziff:

Unlike other undergrads on the UW-Madison campus, many of these students weren't interested in taking AP chemistry or honors English in high school.

They may not have taken the ACT college entrance exam or cared much about grades. Their kingdom is the farm, not the classroom.

"I've never liked school that much," said Brittney Muenster, 18, of Seymour, about 20 miles west of Green Bay. "I just never saw fit to go to school for four years."

One of the university's oldest programs, UW-Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course has been offering Wisconsin's future farmers like Muenster cutting-edge techniques during the non-growing season, November to March.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at February 12, 2010 1:01 AM
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