Ames Forester: Volume 28, Issue 1
Many times during his four years of academic life the average student forester is confronted with the problem of choosing between the subjects of forest management, forest utilization, or any one o£ the other allied subjects offered in this course. Whether he desires to work for private industry, or some governmental agency, any decision he makes will place him in one o£ these three categories. A student preparing for one type o£ work may be required to study subjects that are foreign to the other branches. However, the fundamental duties, the accompanying responsibilities, and the essential requirements of each after graduation, are practically the same.
In 1934, Iowa State College honored a man who had given some forty years of his life in service to the betterment of American agriculture. The occasion was the retirement from active office o£ Dean Charles F. Curtiss-great leader, humanitarian, and educator whose wise counselling and directing has established Iowa State College among the best of agricultural schools.
The typical Iowa citizen is proud of his state and of its position as one of the most productive agricultural areas of the world. Our production record seems enviable, but before we become too enthusiastic let us measure the cost of production against our cash returns.