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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

Page 221

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 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. 
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 
.3rd. To ascertain and secure such a condition of things 

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