Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
priation made by the last session of the legislature for the use of the laboratory. I t was agreed that it would be advisable for President Draper to prepare a communication to the Governor and Auditor of Public Accounts, and that Professor Forbes should take this to Springfield and endeavor to secure the payment of this appropriation by the State Treasurer. President Draper spoke at some length in explanation of the condition of affairs in regard to the vaccine farm and the examination of candidates for entrance to medical colleges. A communication, presented by President Draper, from Professor Davenport, of the department of agriculture, was referred to the Farm Committee. The following is a summary of this communication :
SUMMARY OF PLANS FOR REORGANIZATION OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE IN ITS RELATION TO THE EXPERIMENT STATION.
1. This reorganization should be on a basis in accordance with the needs of the subject, the richness of the endowment, and the dignity of the institution as a whole. 2. The Experiment Station exists for the purpose of original investigation only, and must not be called upon to illustrate, or to teach the principles of agricultural practice. 3. For purposes of instruction, and experimentation as well? the subject of agriculture, like all subjects, should be so divided that each division may be within the compass of the ability of one individual. 4. To this end the plan that has been begun should be completed, establishing the following divisions: (1) Agriculture, as limited to soils and crops; (2) Animal Husbandry; (3) Dairy Manufactures; (4) Horticulture, with a responsible and able head in charge of each division. 5. The College of Agriculture, like the other colleges, should have: (1) housing; and (2) equipment. 6. For housing it should have an Agricultural Hall, with class rooms, offices, and laboratories, and laboratory apparatus, including a dairy plant. The same hall should supply the Experiment Station with offices and laboratories. 7. For equipment, besides laboratory apparatus, the College needs lands, crops, farm implements, and live stock for illustration and for instruction or students. 8. In the interest of economy the same property and employes should serve the interests of both College and Station whenever possible. But this is proper only when both interests share in expense of maintenance. 9. Proper adjustment should be made between the College and the Station md a fair proportion of expense assessed to each. The present adjustment is mfair to the Station and inadequate for College purposes. 10. High standards of neatness and order should be insisted upon and objectionable practices discontinued. These are: (1) Housing horses and experiment cattle in the same building; (2) Exposing the farm implements to ;he elements at all seasons for lack of shelter; (3) Breeding to grade bulls md establishing a herd of scrub cattle. 11. The first and second reforms should be accomplished by removing the lorses into a separate barn, having a tool barn contiguous and commodious enough to shelter every implement needed. 12. The third should be relieved by using only pure-bred, registered bulls.