Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County and District Agricultural Organizations for the Year Volume 25

Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County and District Agricultural Organizations for the Year Volume 25

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... Stock; Fertilization of Soils; arm Draina e; Dairy Farming; Horticulture; Public Highways; Education for Farmers' Boys and Giils; Farm uildings and Improvements; Fariner's Iiomes; Meteorology for Farmers; Agricultural Fairs. The expenses for conductinghthe institute meetings durin rthe past year have been quite limited. t The citizens of the town where e institutes have been held urnished the hall for the meeting and attended to the local advertising.. The programmes of the congressional institutes have been provided bv the Board and the services of parties participating in the meetings have been gratuitous, and in but few cases have the local committees been called upon to pay even the traveling expenses of speakers residing ata distance from the place of meeting. The committee cannot too highly commend the zeal and atriotism of the gentlemen and ladies in all gortions of the State, who have so ably and cheerful y assisted in the institute work of the Board uring the past season. ' The necessity for enlarging upon the institute work of the Board during the coming season, is so apparent as to need no argument. The small beginning made in this work has already awakened an enthusiasm and spirit of enterprise not heretofore manifested among the farmers in every section of the State. No better opportunity is iven for the interchange of experience, comparing results and learning how to avoid the expensive b unders of others, than afforded at farmers' institute meetings. It is believed that no better investment could be made by the General Assembly of the State than an appropriation of one hundred dollars per annum for each congressional institute held, and it is recommended that the committee on legislation be...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677647X
  • 9781236776471