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)
Barry, A. C.
The agricultural outlook, pp. 229-273
WISCONSIN STATiz AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.- of the thing. We want to disseminate knowledge among all classes, especially - thý ao'-riculturists.* They have been persistent all over the, worid in seeking to obtain natural rights that belong to theni; hence yo'u see the da'no-er of los- ing them.' Sömething of that kind is constantly 'in danger' then. Why? Secause they know of no way of getting even with their oppressors.' It is very important that the industrial- class, who have -t'o' defend their rights for them- selves, should have the knowledge to do it. The legislation and th- e ý a dmi.nistration of äll, governmenls from Babylon down have been favorable to'C'ities, and if that system is to continuie over the ao*riculturist th* y ou ht to have some power of getting favors equal to the most favored. Xr. Sayres - It see's to m'- 6 that the limitations the gen- tleman made need to have ändther Iimitation. He s'ays that the object f the agricultura s hool is not higher edueation. No, sir. It is higher eduýation s'ö far as the objects of 4his billareconcerned. Itisahigher'educationinthedirection, of -f ärming. That we do not- get at the University. Again and again it ha's been said this afternoonthat our boys have the sameprivileges as other-boys; far'mers' boys can- go to the Uni' ersity; they stand the;re' on, an equality with other boys. Iýet us see. If yoü go to the U niversity, there is a school there to edueate in the' direction 'of min*'lng~of civil en-gineering the same, and'if a boy wants to go there and take a four years course, and then wants to go into law., the're.. is a school in the direction of law. Is there any school in the direction of agriculture? I do not know it if there be,' so that I think the limitation needs to I be made thatwe not only want a higher edueation, but a higher edu- eation in the direction of fa rming. - He says this convention is a schoöl of edueation. Is it'- for ' the boys?, Where are the boys? My boys are on the farm. We have.Ieft'.our boy's at home and co me' up he're for edueation. ' We want- a schoöl where we can ýsend oür- bo-YS., where they will be edu- eated in the direction of färml ; ing, and not wait any ýohger either. The question was th-en Put on the.' res*Iution .of.' .Mr. Broughtoin, and was adopted.-
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