In the halcyon days of forestry when the first of the great American conservation movements was in full flower there was seldom heard such a question as, "What good is a forestry student and his teacher?" Such a question would have been no more likely than, "What good is a baby?" It was understood that it was the undergraduate who, upon ending his, and occasionally her, collegiate career carried the burden of putting Old World forestry theory into American practice.
Thomson, George W.
"The Education of Iowa State Foresters: Has It Been Worthwhile?,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 75
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol75/iss1/6