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The relation of the agricultural college to Farmers' Institute work

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Hall, Frank H. (main author)
Publication Date:
USA: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
agricultural research, attitudes, colleges, cooperation, farmer attitudes, farmers, organizations, research, research organizations, universities, land-grant university
Pages 53-56 in "Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Farmers' Institute Workers," St. Louis, Missouri, October 18-20, 1905. U.S.D.A. Office of Experiment Station Bulletin No. 154., Comment by Hall: "It is the experiment station and not the agricultural college that has wrought such a marvelous change in the farmers of America toward scientific agriculture. Professor Chamberlain comments upon the change in the institutes that took place soon after the Hatch Act brought into existence the experiment stations, as follows: 'It was my privilege to compare the agricultural conventions of the state (Wisconsin) at two periods separated by a decade within which the experiment station became a potent influence. The dominant intellectual and moral attitude of the earlier period was distinctly disputatious and dogmatic. .. In the second period the dominant attitude was that of scientific conference.'" (p. 54)