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FIRST ANNUAL REPORT
State Agricultural Experiment Station .
Vermont State Agricultural Experiment Station.
BOARD OF CONTROL.
Pres. M. H. BUCKHAM, Ex-officio, Burlington.
His EXCELLENCY, E. J. ORMSBEE, Brandon.
Hon. CROSBY MILLER, Pomfret.
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD.
H. O. WHEELER, Treasurer.
OFFICERS OF THE STATION.
W. W. COOKE.
The Vermont State Agricnltural Experiment Station was established in accordance with an Act of the General Assembly approved Nov. 24th, 1886, for the purpose of promoting agriculture by scientific investigation and experiment.
The Station is prepared to analyze and test fertilizers, cattle foods, seeds, soils, milk and other agricultural materials and products, to identify grasses, weeds and useful or injurious insects, and to give information on various subjects of agricultural science for the use and advantage of the citizens of Vermont.
All chemical analyses, seed investigations, etc., proper to an experiment station, that can be used for the public benefit, will be made without charge. The Station will undertake no work the results of which are not at its disposal to use or publish if deemed advisable for the public good. The results of each analysis or examination will be promptly communicated to the party sending the sample. Those that are of general interest will be published in bulletins, copies of which will sent to each post-office in the State. The work of the year will be summed up in the annual report of the Station.
It is the wish of the Board of Control to make the Station as widely useful as its resources will admit. Every Vermont eitizen who is concerned in agriculture, whether farmer, manufacturer or dealer, has the right to apply to the Station for any assistance that comes within its province to render, and the Station will respond to all applications as far as lies in its power. All communications on agricultural and horticultural topics will be fairly considered and as far as possible promptly answered. Any one desising to send samples or specimens for examination