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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
ed by the older countries'. mistakes and have developed a sys
tem which bids fair to revolutionize the farming industry of
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