As manual training was emphasized for male residents, they were schooled in such activities as farm work, handling and caring for animals, haying, watering and harvesting crops, mixing concrete, digging ditches, and building fences. Hay production and harvest involves many steps to put up quality hay. Before machinery hay was cut by teams of workers using scythes, dried in the field, and gathered loose on wagons. Later, haying would be done by horse-drawn implements such as mowers. With the invention of agricultural machinery such as the tractor and the baler, most hay production began to be mechanized in the 1930's.
The Aim and Objective and Needs of the Utah State Training School as presented to the Utah State Legislative Survey Committee, 1940's
“Farm Training,” Exhibits, accessed December 3, 2021, https://omeka.uvu.edu/items/show/9925.