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IN TRODUCTION

The subject, "Itinerant Instruction in Agrioul

ture" 18 80 comprehensive in its nature that volumnes could

be written upon it, should one try to present all the details

necessary to a complete account of work.

By selecting the

primal facts, however, and arranging them as nearly as possi

ble in chronological order, one may follow the growth of the

movement and begin to realize its vast importance to a world

constantly increasing in population but not in area.

Europe is the pioneer in the itinerant agricultur

al instruction of its people.

To account for its introduc

tion here a brief resume of conditions that brought about

such instruction will be given followed by a short account

of the resultant work carried on in several of the European

[blocks in formation]

ed by the older countries'. mistakes and have developed a sys

tem which bids fair to revolutionize the farming industry of

their people.

The work is still in its formative period in

the United States but it is progressing with such leaps and

bounds that it will not be long before every farmer in the

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