Wisconsin State Agricultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, including the proceedings of the state agricultural convention held in February, 1885, together with other practical papers
Vol. XXIII (1885)
North, A. F.
Farmers' schools, pp. 221-228
221 FARMERS' SCHOOLS. they- said they had a bill before them to establish a . state agricultural college; that the committee on agriculture had that bill, and they desired the aetion of this convention on that proposition before they took aetion on th.e bill. (Bill No. 84, as,3embly, read.) Mr. Broughton moved that it be considered the sense of the convention that the legislature should pass the bill. Prof. A. F. North - I uinderstand that Mr, SIDan is inter- ested in this subjeet, and it appears to me that this society would be better able to aet on this resolution after having heard him. Mr. D ' ' ' F. Sayres - It seems to me that the state of Wis- consin needs to put itself on an equality with our sister state of Michigan in regard to this agricultural college. We really have not anything that answers that purpose now, and this bill looks forward.to and gives us an opportunity of having a college for our fariners' boys, which we want, and it seems to me that it is the interest of this society, and of us as far- merst, that this bill should be passed. Mr. Hoxie-1 understand that Prof. North has a paper upon this subject, and as there are two papers by eminent parties who have had this subjeet under consideration, in order to obtain the fullest knowledge on this question that is possible, I would move that these gentlemen be requested to produce their papers as the preliminary to this discussion. FARMERS' SCHOOLS. By A. F. NORTH. I assume that among, the objects of this society, these three are of prime importance: ist. To secure increased and more profitable results from the farmer's labor, that is, that he may be enabled to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before. 2nd. To secure to him the full and just results of his own labor. .3rd. To ascertain and secure such a condition of things
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