The post-war agricultural experiment station
"This is the age of science. We are repeatedly reminded over the radio and in our daily newspapers of t he enormous contributions of science to industry, to medicine, to war and to almost every phase of human life today. It would be strange indeed if science had not made similar contributions to agriculture. The agricultural experiment stations of this country were established some fifty-five years ago on the assumption that science can serve agriculture. In common with all scientific institutions in the past fifty years these experiment stations have proven that this thesis is correct. They have made a remarkable contribution to agricultural enterprise. Almost beyond our dreams of fifty years ago they have been successful in solving farm problems. Before the establishment of experiment stations the farmer was helpless. He could not by himself solve these problems. In most cases only long and patient research by trained investigators made a solution possible."--Page 1-2.