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 STATE ACRICULTURAL 'SOCIETY. woman. I believe that the elasses of edueation are common to us -all, and the fun damental prineiples of edueation are the same, and our s*tate institutions shotild be of such a char- aeter that the -instruction there given i ' s equal to any that ean be given in any- institution in this country, a:id if it is as good as' any that can be given it is none too good for - the farmer. Our agricultural institution should be made the best there is in the country, and not left to one professlorship of chem- istry and a superintendent of the farm. We should have a corps of professors in that in'stitution teaching veterinary surgery, animal anatomy' and *hysiology, the various Classes of - inseets and everything that pertains to'the farm. th6 best talent that can be obtained in the United States. And.when you add, to that college professorships'of the highest possible intelligence and the highest possible scien- tifie ability, to teachIhe people.,ýthe' farmers and every man interested in agriculture, the. principles of 'agriculture, you will give your college a character and a'reputation that is . not found in any other a.gricultural college in the United -States, and it will be an honor to your state. The farmer does not on his farm know simply hov to hoe and plow, he needs to be, a mechanie, as well asa' sower of seed. A large proportion of our ao-ricultural work is mechanical. We want, connected with our ao*ricultural college, the best possible advantages for teaching mechanism. We have begun right here in Madison. We have started a seientifie hall, where we have a, good machine shop, where the princi- ples of mechanism dan betaught as perfectly as any where else in the world. G Ontlernen of the', legislature, you want to add to that departrnent, you want . to have the faeilities not only to work iron but to work wood, to make shoes, to make cloaks, to make dresses, to teae-h the ladies how they ean make their own äpparel-, teach every department of mechanics as well as farming. Mr. Fish - When this ý bill was being framed, this one clause took a great deal of our t-hought. It was at first made to read that the majority should be practieal farmers. It was af terwards thought best by sorne that it should be
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