Congressional Edition Volume 6260

Congressional Edition Volume 6260

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...local agent becomes a continuing source of information. The amount of general information of a useful character which is disseminated by these agents in the field can scarcely be estimated by anyone who is not familiar with the activities of the demonstration work. COOPERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS, COUNTIES, AND STATES. Rapid strides have been made in securing cooperation in carrying on this work. The readiness with which the people have supported it by financial contribution is the best evidence of its popularity and of what it is accomplishing. The late Dr. Seaman A. Knapp once said that this work first influenced the individual, next the community, and finally the public opinion of the State. This third period of development has already been reached. For two or three years past, individuals, associations of business men, farmers' organizations, and county governments have been voluntarily contributing to assist the department in extending the work. These contributions have been made for the sole purpose of assisting the department to do work in sections where it could not otherwise go on account of lack of funds. With this large force of men in the field, with the people of the counties seeing the actual results in crop production and in improved conditions in the country, public opinion has been rapidly crystallized and this work has now come to the point where it is influencing the public opinion of the State. In proof of this, it need only be said that Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas have passed laws within the past two years permitting county boards of supervisors or officers occupying similar positions to appropriate money for the purpose of cooperating with the demonstration work. In the case of...
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873661
  • 9781236873668