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School Lessons on Corn

Description: Report discussing a possible curriculum for instructing students about growing corn. Topic for exercises include 1) selecting seed, 2) judging corn, 3) testing seed in school, 4) selecting corn for exhibition, 5) cultivation practices, and 6) simple corn breeding.
Date: 1910
Creator: Crosby, Dick J. (Dick Jay), 1866-1926 & Howe, Frank William, 1865-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farmers' Reading Courses

Description: Report discussing the main features of the farmers' reading courses that have become popular in several states through agricultural colleges and experiment stations. The reading courses are designed to provide farmers with a systematic approach to their work through the study of a scientifically sound and accessible textbook curriculum.
Date: 1900
Creator: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boys' and Girls' Agricultural Clubs

Description: Report discussing the recent growth in agricultural clubs for school-age boys and girls, their aims and work, and recommendations for beginning such clubs in other communities.
Date: 1910
Creator: Howe, Frank William, 1865-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics Programs: A Primer

Description: The 105th Congress is undertaking a thorough review of federal laws and policies affecting the nationwide system of federal and state agricultural research laboratories and agencies, the land grant Colleges of Agriculture and related schools of forestry and veterinary medicine, and the continuing education programs of the Cooperative Extension System. In preparation for hearings and subsequent debate on these subjects, this report provides an overview of all the components of the system, its major programs, and its funding.
Date: March 4, 1997
Creator: Rawson, Jean M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forestry in Nature Study.

Description: Report promoting the study of forests in elementary school in the United States and offering outlines for courses of study, teaching methods, plans for experiments.
Date: 1911
Creator: Jackson, Edwin R. (Edwin Roy)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forest Nurseries for Schools

Description: "The plan outlined in this bulletin is intended to furnish suggestions and directions by which a school may establish and care for a small nursery. It is realized that school will seldom have the best kind of soil available, or be supplied with all the tools desirable to do this work with the best results. Consequently, the attempt is here made to give directions which will be applicable to schools with very limited resources." -- p. 6. Topics discussed include collection and storage of tree seeds, soil preparation, planting techniques, and transplantation of seedlings.
Date: 1910
Creator: Moore, Walter N. M. & Jackson, Edwin R. (Edwin Roy)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selection and Care of Poultry Breeding Stock

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to select birds for breeding a flock that is uniform in appearance and egg production. Uniformly bred flocks produce eggs which bring higher profits. Members are instructed to evaluate birds' ages, health, and appearances; consider objectives for the flock; and breeding and fertility practices.
Date: 1920
Creator: Slocum, Rob R. (Rob Roy), 1883-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The School Garden

Description: Report discussing the benefits of maintaining a school garden and the types of content which teachers might present to students for study. The discussion of lesson content includes suitable suggestions for lesson content for both rural and city students.
Date: 1905
Creator: Corbett, L. C. (Lee Cleveland), 1867-1940
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

School Lessons on Corn

Description: "With the rapid spread of the work of boys' clubs the need of the study of corn in the schools has come to be better appreciated. The purpose of this bulletin is to furnish lessons for developing the real educational value of this study." -- title page
Date: 1914
Creator: Lane, C. H. (Charles Homer), 1877-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laboratory Exercises in Farm Mechanics for Agricultural High Schools

Description: "High-school instruction in farm mechanics has been a recognized need for some time. The best and most economical methods for doing the mechanical work of the farm should be taught to boys who are prospective farmers while they are pursuing a high-school course. It is the purpose of this bulletin to outline a limited number of suggestive exercises in farm mechanics to serve as a guide to the teacher of high-school agriculture." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Scoates, Daniels
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Historical Study of Agricultural Education with Special Application to Denton County

Description: In this study the activities contributing to the welfare of the farmers of Denton County will be confined to the experiment farm or station and the county extension service. These two educational agencies have proved that adult education can be very successful. Although there is no direct relation between the two, most of the information learned in experimental research is imparted through the extension service.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Norman, Lee Weldon
Partner: UNT Libraries

Boys' Pig Clubs, With Special Reference to Their Organization in the South

Description: Bulletin discussing the formation of pig-raising clubs for school-age boys, especially in the southern United States, where pork is heavily consumed but there are few pig farms. Topics discussed include organization of the clubs, club rules, and general information about swine that participants should learn in the clubs.
Date: 1913
Creator: Ward, W. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The 1995 Farm Bill: Research, Education, and Extension Issues

Description: The House Agriculture Committee has proposed extending Title XVI of the 1990 farm act (P.L. 101-624) for two years. Currently, the title will expire at the end of 1995. The title includes funding authority for the U.s. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) in-house research programs, as well as federal support for cooperative research, higher education, extension programs in the States, and several research grant programs. This report discusses efforts underway to extend this title and reform future legislation. It also outlines federal spending in these areas.
Date: November 30, 1996
Creator: Rawson, Jean M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension Issues in the 105th Congress

Description: The public agricultural research, education, and extension system is comprised of a nationwide network of federal and state agricultural research laboratories and departments, land grant Colleges of Agriculture, colleges of forestry and veterinary medicine, and the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Although the basic authority to conduct agricultural research and extension programs is permanent, Congress since 1977 has provided funding authority and policy guidance for USDA's in-house research programs, and for federal support for cooperative research, higher education, and extension programs in the states, through a title contained in omnibus farm legislation. This report discusses specific pieces of such legislation and details certain agricultural and food-related appropriations.
Date: January 15, 1998
Creator: Rawson, Jean M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suggestions to Southern Farmers

Description: Report summarizing the contents of papers read at the Interstate Farmers' Convention held at Vicksburg, Mississippi, February 8-10, 1899. Topics discussed include soil properties, cotton products, livestock farming and feeding, horticulture, agricultural education, forage crops, and the Weather Bureau. The material collected in this report is intended primarily for residents of the South and the Southwest.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Culling for Eggs and Market

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to gather eggs from hens. Discussion focuses on using physical characteristics to determine whether a hen will produce high-quality eggs.
Date: 1920
Creator: Slocum, Rob R. (Rob Roy), 1883-1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selection and Preparation of Fowls for Exhibition

Description: Report written for Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs that instructs members how to select competitive poultry specimens for display at exhibitions and fairs. Discussion focuses on preparing competitive birds through training and washing.
Date: 1920
Creator: Kinghorne, J. W. (Joseph William)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

School Exercises in Plant Production

Description: This bulletin "is intended as a laboratory guide or manual for the use of teachers and not as a textbook to be studied by the pupils.... It has been decided to limit this bulletin to exercises illustrating some of the more important principles of plant production, leaving to subsequent bulletins the application of these principles to particular crops." -- p. 7-8. Contains 46 exercises.
Date: 1910
Creator: Crosby, Dick J. (Dick Jay), 1866-1926.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Demonstration Work in Cooperation with Southern Farmers

Description: Report discussing the efforts of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work, which consists of "(1) the demonstration of improved methods of agriculture in the weevil-infected districts [...] and (2) the extension of the same principles to other Southern States beyond the range of weevil infestation." (p. 6) Congress created the organization in 1904 to assist with relief efforts.
Date: 1908
Creator: Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Demonstration Work on Southern Farms

Description: Report discussing the origination and purpose of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work. The agency is primarily tasked with developing methods to control the spread of the Mexican cotton boll weevil, but it researches cultivation techniques for other crops as well, particularly corn and cowpea. This report summarizes the agency's preliminary findings.
Date: 1910
Creator: Knapp, S. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department