Agricultural instruction for adults in the British empire ... By John Hamilton ..
The condition of the farmers' institute work in the States and Territories of this country has been to some extent ascertained, and its principal features have been presented in the several reports of the institute specialist to the Director of the Office of Experiment Stations and in circulars and bulletins of information issued by the Office. Suggestions have also been offered, accompanied with plans ai;d methods for rendering the institutes more effective for the dissemination of the results
... tion of the results of the work of the Department of Agriculture and the experiment stations. Compliance with the remaining specification of duty enjoined by the act of Congress, namely, " to investigate and report upon the organization and progress of similar institutions in foreign countries," has been delayed owing to the difficulties attending the conducting of foreign correspondence and to the pressure of other duties connected with the work of the institute specialist. The accompanying manuscript, entitled "Agricultural Instruction for Adults in the British Empire," gives the result of such investitions as the farmers' institute specialist of this Office has been able to make respecting the methods that have been adopted by the various governments included in the British Empire in the dissemination of agricultural information among their rural populations. (3) Ill some instances it has seeiiied necessary, because of the rehition that unites this form of instruction with the general system of public education adopted by the respective governments, to discuss with some particularity the higher institutions of learning, at least so far as their work is associated with that of agricultural instruction of adult farmers. The manuscript is recommended for publication as Bulletin 155 of this Office. Respectfully,