Ties between the poultry research of the Station and the needs of the School prompted the College to offer the first summer-school "special course," in poultry husbandry. The rigorous 4-week offering ran for 12 hours a day, beginning at 6 a.m., and included classes in zoology, anatomy, physiology, plus practical instruction in carpentry, food chemistry, caponizing, and breeding. It was the first practical summertime education program of its kind in the country. The poultry course was later expanded into a four-year curriculum.
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