The Nation: Babes in Farm Land

With enrollment soaring at U.S. agricultural colleges, an increasing number of the new students are coming not from the hills and hollows but from the cities. At Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin, more than 50% of the aspiring agriculturists were not raised on farms. Ohio State's William Flinn, a rural sociologist, has devised a test to measure their initial ignorance. He whimsically calls it "The Udder American IQ Test." Sample questions:

> A rotary hoe is (a) a subcommittee of the Rotary International, (b) a folk dance in a "hoe down," (c) a type of spike-tooth...

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