Regents' Bulletin Volume 25-29

Regents' Bulletin Volume 25-29

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...of grange members of western New York a course in agriculture specially intended to furnish farmers with the scientific facts underlying their daily work. In a recent letter to the department Mr Whit ney informally states his plan as follows: "We expect to take up as thoroughly as possible the vital uestion of making farming more profitable and pleasant. merican farmers have not yet learned that the reatest success lies along the line of intensive culture, or the app ication of scien tific knowledge to extracting large returns from small areas. There can be no doubt that the future will see intelligent farmers obtaining a better livelihood from a dozen acres than most now get from a hundred, and with less labor. No sub'ect is more important both to farmers and to the state than t e thorough teaching of the best known agricultural methods. Our course will devote separate lectures to such subjects as How plants ggow and feed, Plant foods and fertilizers, Market gardening, ixed husbandry, Horticulture, Stock raising, Dairying, How to make farm life more attractive, etc. I have been astonished to find the rarity in this country of such courses. Even in Wisconsin where they have been so active in working for farmers, it has been mainly through 'institutes' which are only in session two or three days. During that time all conceivable subjects connected with farming are discussed briefly, but no continuous attention can be given to any one. The result is great dissipation of energy over a multitude of topics, instead of concentrating attention on one important subject. It is ver significant 1n the resent remarkable development of industry, t at while the ten ency in manufactures and general commerce is distinctly toward...
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845706
  • 9781236845702