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Issued April 18, 1907.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

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THE OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS.

STAFF.

A. C. TRUE, Ph. D.-Director.

E. W. ALLEN, Ph. D.-Assistant Director and Editor of Experiment Station Record.

W. H. BEAL, B. A., M. E.-Chief of Editorial Division.

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS,

Washington, D. C., February 23, 1907. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for publication Bulletin 184 of this Office, containing the proceedings of the twentieth annual convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, held at Baton Rouge, La., November 14-16, 1906. Respectfully,

A. C. TRUE,

Director. Hon. JAMES WILSON, Secretary of Agriculture.

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CONTENTS.

Page.

Officers and committees of the association --

9

List of delegates and visitors in attendance_.

11

Constitution.-

13

Minutes of the general session --

17

Report of the executive committee---

17

Carnegie Foundation --

20

Report of treasurer.

20

Report of the bibliographer---

21

National university at Washington..

30, 58

Improvement of the apple----

31

Executive committee and the Adams Act..

31

Expenditure of Adams fund balances --

31

Canadian delegates to the conventions of the association...

31

Memorial to President George W. Atherton..

31

Memorial to Henry Cullen Adams..

36

Annual address of the president of the association -

40

Report of committee on instruction in agriculture --

46

Report of subcommittee on college courses in rural engineering - 47.

Report of subcommittee on instruction in domestic science --- 49

Report of committee on graduate study-Graduate School of Agricul-

ture at the University of Illinois, 1906.--.

49

Report on the second session of the Graduate School of Agriculture - 51

Statement of receipts and disbursements on account of the

Graduate School of Agriculture ---

57

Meetings in connection with the National Educational Association -- 58

The Bureau of Education and the land-grant colleges_-

59

Scientific investigation under Government auspices.-

61, 62

Invitations

61

Election of officers_

61

Increased appropriations for land-grant colleges_

62

Officers of sections and members of executive committee.

Members of standing committees_-

68

Annual dues

68

Report of committee on extension work_

68

Resolution regarding agricultural extension work by the Office of

Experiment Stations

73

Report of committee on experiment station organization and policy -- 74

Address of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture_.

General resolutions

79

Minutes of the sections ---

81

Section on college work and administration --

81

Relation of the land-grant college to the public school system 81

Student labor

81

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