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The First 100 Years of the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station

P.J. Chapman and E. H. Glass

One of the founders of our Nation and a very wise man, Benjamin Franklin, wrote: "Agriculture will (in the future) diminish its labor and double its productivity." This story, The first 100 years of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station provides the reader with an example of how one of the first agricultural experiment stations in the United States (and the first to conduct agricultural research) was established, evolved into a first-class research institute, and provided farmers with the information and technology to enable them to produce food with fibre with "diminished" labor and "doubled productivity."

It also provides an account of the evolution and coordination of relations between the 1882 fledgling New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva and the Cornell University's Experiment Station at Ithaca from competing and non-cooperating units to the integrated and collaborating institutions of 1982. The book also highlights some of the significant contributions of the Geneva Station staff to science, agriculture, and human health and welfare.

309 pages with sepia images and a soft cover.
Measures 8.5 x 11 soft cover.