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CALS contributions to campus’ World War I support efforts

Image: Wisconsin Historical Society.

In 1917, the United States declared war on Germany, pulling the country into “the Great War,” later to be known as World War I. As the nation prepared for conflict, the UW-Madison campus swung into action. Contributions came from many units, including the College of Agriculture (now CALS). The college worked with farmers to help increase production, conducted research that led to higher yields and less waste, and created a program allowing students to work on farms for credit.

The latest issue of On Wisconsin magazine describes CALS’ contributions to the war effort, as part of a larger package about the UW-Madison’s role.

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