The New Student's Reference Work/Agricultural Experiment Stations

Agricultural Experiment Stations in America have been modeled after those of Europe. Their aim is to advance agriculture as a science with special reference to local needs. The federal Department of Agriculture, founded by President Cleveland in 1889, includes an Office of Experiment Stations, which controls the funds that are expended on these stations in the United States, and administers the stations in Alaska, Hawaii and Porto Rico. This department issues a monthly journal called the Experiment Station Record. To such states and territories as support an agricultural college, the federal government makes annual grants in aid; many of the states also make special grants. The federal office co-operates with the Experiment Stations to make such investigations as Congress may from time to time desire. Joint researches have even been made in co-operation with foreign agricultural stations.