Sanitary conditions in farm buildings where milk is produced may be improved by replacing present multipaned windows with larger units of insulating glass which better transmit the light rays of the sun. The cross bars in present windows serve as chaff and dust collectors and also hold moisture that condenses on single glass. By using larger window areas in the south wall it is possible to use the heat rays of the winter sun for additional warmth. An overhang will shade out the hot summer sun, helping to keep interiors cooler.

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*Presented at Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the International Association of Milk and Food Sanitarians, Inc., Atlantic City, N. J., Oct. 13–16, 1950.

Mr. W. Everett Eakin, Director of Farm Research for Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, is working with a number of agricultural colleges and farm leaders in improving the daylighting of farm buildings. For the past 10 years he has been engaged in agricultural relations work. Prior to that he was farm editor of several newspapers in Ohio and Michigan for 15 years.