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HARRISBURG, PA.:
HARRISBURG PUBLISHING CO., STATE PRINTER.

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PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

OFFICIAL LIST.

N. B. CRITCHFIELD, Secretary,
Stoyestown, Somerset County.

A. L. MARTIN, Dep'y Sec'y and Director of Farmers' Institutes,
Enon Valley, Lawrence County.

M. D. LICHLITER, Chief Clerk,
Allegheny.

E. C. FIRST, Stenographer,
Harrisburg.

GEORGE F. BARNES, Messenger,
Rossville, York County.

B. H. WARREN, Dairy and Food Commissioner,
West Chester, Chester County.

0. D. SCHOCK, Assistant to Dairy and Food Commissioner, Hamburg, Berks County.

MAY V. RHONE, Clerk, Dairy and Food Commissioner,
Centre Hall, Centre County.

WILLIAM R. SWARTZ, Messenger, Dairy and Food Commissioner, Duncannon, Perry County.

H. A. SURFACE, Economic Zoologist,
State College, Centre County.

NORMAN G. MILLER, Assistant Economic Zoologist,
Marion, Franklin County.

A. F. SATTERTHWAITE, Clerk, Economic Zoologist,
Kennett Square, Chester County.

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KATHRYN P. FIRST, Stenographer, Economic Zoologist,
Harrisburg.

L. R. WHITE, Messenger, Economic Zoologist,
Jermyn, Lackawanna County.

LEONARD PEARSON, State Veterinarian,
Philadelphia.

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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.

Department of Agriculture,
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 1, 1906.

To His Excellency, Samuel W. Pennypacker, Governor of Pennsylvania:

Sir: In compliance with the requirements of the Act of Assembly, creating a Department of Agriculture of Pennsylvania, I have the honor herewith to submit my report of said Department for the year 1905.

EVIDENCES OF PROGRESS.

The best proof that progress is being made in any particular line of activity, is found in the eagerness with which those most interested are seeking information concerning its principles. That the number of young men in the State of Pennsylvania who are seeking a higher agricultural education is constantly increasing, is not only apparent, but is in the highest degree encouraging. The public demand that secured from the General Assembly of our State at its last two sessions, the appropriations necessary to erect and equip the magnificent Agricultural Building at our State College, was but the outgrowth of the earnest desire seen on every hand for a more general and thorough agricultural education. The demand for agricultural literature is constantly increasing. Agricultural journals are multiplying in number, and at the same time, are constantly improving in the character of the practical and scientific knowledge they place before the people. The call for an increased number of farmers' institutes, comes with the beginning of the institute season of every year, while those who are in a position to determine the trend of public thought, realize that a higher grade of instruction is required for each succeeding year, so that the lecturer who would maintain his reputation and position, must himself be a close and constant student. Farmers' organizations are increasing in numbers and activity. The discussions of farm topies at these meetings are constantly assuming higher rank and attaining a higher degree of excellence. A Stock Breeders' Associa

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