The Need for Higher Education in Agriculture and the Industrial Arts: An Address

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2 페이지 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts...
6 페이지 - College instruction in agriculture Is given in the colleges and universities receiving the benefits of the acts of Congress of July 2, 1862, August 30. 1890, and March 4, 1907, which are now in operation in all the States and Territories except Alaska. The total number of these institutions is 69, of which 67 maintain courses of instruction in agriculture.
4 페이지 - Territory shall be twenty-five thousand dollars, to be applied only to instruction in agriculture, the mechanic arts, the English language and the various branches of mathematical, physical, natural and economic science, with special reference to their applications in the industries of life, and to the facilities for such instruction...
1 페이지 - I have heretofore proposed to the consideration of Congress, the expediency of establishing a national university, and also a military academy. The desirableness of both these institutions has so constantly increased with every new view I have taken of the subject, that I cannot omit the opportunity of once for all recalling your attention to them.
21 페이지 - On one side is a statesman preaching patience, respect for vested rights, strict observance of public faith. On the other is a demagogue ranting about the tyranny of capitalists and usurers, and asking why anybody should be permitted to drink champagne and to ride in a carriage while thousands of honest folks are in want of .necessaries.
21 페이지 - There is a large class— I was about to say a majority— of the population of New York and Brooklyn, who just live, and to whom the rearing of two or more children means inevitably a boy for the penitentiary, and a girl for the brothel.
9 페이지 - Knowledge and learning generally diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, intellectual, scientific and agricultural improvement, and to provide by law for a general and uniform system of common schools, wherein tuition shall be without charge, and equally open to all.
12 페이지 - Every franc spent in agricultural teaching brings a brilliant return,' says the Belgian Minister of Agriculture in his message to Parliament last year. M. Tisserand attributes the great progress made by French Agriculture since 1870, in a large measure, 'to our schools, our professors, our experiment stations, and the illustrious men of science whom the administration has induced to devote themselves to the study of agricultural questions.
1 페이지 - It will not be doubted that, with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population and other circumstances of maturity...
12 페이지 - ... to advise the farmers as to the varying requirements of the market; and France has begun to appoint for a similar purpose Agricultural Attaches to her embassies." Here we have presented the advantages of agricultural education. From page 143 I insert this brief note: ''At: the end of the last century Denmark was one of the poorest countries of Europe. To-day it is one of the richest, according to population, and that progress in wealth is almost entirely represented by its progress In agriculture.

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