Agricultural Education In The Public Schools; A Study Of Its Development With Particular Reference…

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byBenjamin Marshall Davis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... contest, Bascomb Usher, raised on one acre one hundred and fifty-two and one-half bushels of corn. The average production of corn per acre for the entire state was about eighteen bushels. A number of other southern states are conducting similar co-operative contests (see chap. xii). South Carolina, through its Department of Agriculture, has been aiding the practical teaching of agriculture in a few high schools by maintaining a skilled teacher and operating a farm and practice garden in connection with the school (132). The commissioner says: This has been in the nature of an experiment, but we have gone far enough in the matter to see that admirable results may be obtained, and at a very minimum of cost. The only cost, in fact, to us is the salary of the man nine months in the year. The land is furnished by the patrons of the school, as are also the work animals, implements, fertilizers, etc., and the school is given the profits from the farm.1 These are typical examples of the work of various state offices of agriculture in promoting an interest in agriculture and rural life among boys and girls. Many others might have been given. It is a new field of activity for these offices, and promises much if organized and extended so as to co-operate with other educational efforts. Perhaps the greatest value of such work for agricultural education to the public schools lies in placing the stamp of official approval upon this kind of education. In many states practically nothing has been done by these offices, and in none more than a beginning of what might be done. The state and county fairs, for example, offer unusual educational opportunities. If the same energy now expended in managing and controlling amusement-park features of these fairs...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... contest, Bascomb Usher, raised on one acre one hundred and fifty-two and one-half bushels of corn. The average...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675387

ISBN - 13:9780217675383

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