WFAA: Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a University of Wisconsin grad

MADISON, Wisconsin (November 22, 2021) — As you carve the turkey this Thanksgiving, you can thank a University of Wisconsin alum. Wallace Jerome helped make that tradition possible.
As a native of Spooner, Wisconsin, Jerome loved to watch turkey eggs hatch. Between his 14th birthday and the time he completed high school in 1928, he had hatched a flock of 200 birds.
Jerome came to Madison to take the UW’s Farm and Industry Short Course, and after completing it in 1928, he became an egg inspector for the state’s Department of Agriculture. He returned to college in the late 1930s and graduated fr...

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