Beginnings in Animal Husbandry by Charles S. Plumb

Page Updated:
Book Views: 12

Author
Charles S. Plumb
Publisher
Forgotten Books
Date of release
Pages
398
ISBN
9781330578704
Binding
Paperback
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
4
34

Advertising

Get eBOOK
Beginnings in Animal Husbandry

Find and Download Book

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:13 mb
Estimated time:2 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment

Book review

Excerpt from Beginnings in Animal Husbandry

Agricultural education in America is comparatively new. Previous to 1870 but few colleges of agriculture existed in this country. During the period between 1870 and about 1890, interest was awakened in this field of education. Many of the agricultural colleges graduated their first classes along in the seventies. Excepting a few men who had been trained in chemistry, as applied to agriculture, there were almost no instructors who had received what we now regard as an agricultural education. The instruction known as agricultural, then consisted of lectures on familiar farm practices, frequently supplemented by manual labor on the part of the student. Text books were few, and the preparation of new ones was slow.

Agricultural education under these conditions lagged, and how to encourage interest became a serious problem with the colleges. Educators insisted that the teaching should be largely based on pure science, and it was often difficult for the students to see the application.

Recognizing this lack of interest, a few Western colleges conceived the plan of giving short winter courses of a popular nature, in which practical laboratory instruction should be given. Work in dairying, horticulture, and live stock judging first received attention. This practical training was most favorably regarded by the students. These winter courses grew rapidly in popularity, and paved the way for more attractive forms of instruction for the regular students.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Readers reviews