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TILIRTY-EIGHTH

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

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MASSACHUSETTS

BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,

Together with the

EIGIITH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE
STATE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION.

1890.

BOSTON:
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS,
18 l’ost OFFICE SQUA 1: E.
1891.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Lecture: The Dairy Temperament of Cows. By Governor W. D.
IIoard, - - - - - - - - - - - - C7

Lecture: Some Conditions for Success in New England Agricult-

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Essay: The Farmer; his Relations to the Manufacturer and o -
Mechanic. By J. G Avery, . - - - - - - . 304 o

Essay: The Board of Agriculture and the Agricultural Societies;

can they Broaden and Improve their Work? By W. II. Bowker, . 310 o

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STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.

Members ex Officio.
HIS ExCELLENCY WM. E. IRUSSELL.
His HoNort W.M. H. HAILE.
HoN. W.M. M. OLIN, Secretary of the Common realth.
H. H. GOODELL, M.A., President Massachusetts Agricultural College.

Members Appointed by the Governor and Council. 1. xpires. JAMES W. STOCKWELL of Sutton, . . . . . . . . . *P.

JAMES S. GRINNELL of Greenfield, . - - - - - - - . . 1893 ELBRIDGE CUSHMAN of Lakeville, . - - - - - - - - . 1894

Memberg Chosen by the Incorporated Societies. 4%;"| "" (of w. SARGENT of Amoury. . . . isol Attleborough (Agr’l Assoc'n), . . ISAAC ALGER of Attleborough, . - . 1894 Barnstable County, . - - . NATHAN EDSON of Barnstable, . - . 1892 Bay State, . - - - - . F. H. APPLETON of Peabody (P. O. Lynnfield), 1893 Berkshire, . . . . . . CHAS. A. MILLS of South Williamstown, . 1894

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Bristol County, . - - . . N. W. SHAW of North Raynham, . - . 1893 Deerfield Valley, - . . . J. D. AVERY of Buckland, - - - . 1893

Eastern Hampden, . . . . W.M. HOLBROOK., M.D., of Palmer, . . 1894 Esser BENJAMIN P. WARE of Marblehead (P. O. *ser, . . . . . . . . Clifton), . . . . . . 1893

Franklin County, . - - . J. C. NEW HALL of Conway, . - - . 1892 Hampden, . . . . . . C. F. FOW LER of Westfield, . - - 1894 IIampshire, - - - - . D. A. HORTON of Northampton, . - . 1892 Isampshire, Franklin and Hampden, E. C. CLAPP of Northampton, . . . . 1894 Isighland, . - - - - . HIRAM TAYLOR of Middlefi, d, . - . 1893 IIillside, . - - - - WM. BANCROFT of Chesterfield, . . . 1893 Hingham (Agr’l and IIort'l), . . EDMUND HERSEY of Hingham, . - . 1894 IIoosac Valley, . - - - . A. J. BUCKLIN of Adams, - - - . 1894 Housatonic, - - - - . J. H. ROWLEY of Egremont Plain, - . 1894 Marshfield (Agrol and Hort'l), . L. S. RICHARDS of Marshfield Hills, . . 1894 Martha's Vineyard, . - - . N. S. SHALER of Cambridge, . - - . 1892 Massachusetts, . - - - . E. F. BOW DITCH of Framingham, . - . 1894 Massachusetts IIorticultural, . . E. W. WOOD of West Newton, - - . 1894 Middlesex, . . . . . . W. W. RAWSON of Arlington, . . . 1894 Middleser North, - - - . A. C. VARNUM of Lowell, - - - . 1892 Asiddlesex: South, - - - . S. B. BIRD of Framingham, . - - . 1893 Mantucket, . . . . . GEO. H. GARDNER of Nantucket, . . 1894 Orford, - - - - - . D. M. HOWE of Charlton (P. O. Oxford), . 1892 Plymouth County, . . . . AUGUSTUS PRATT of No. Middleborough,. 1893 Spencer (Far's and Mech's Assoc'n), J. G. AVERY of Spencer, . - - - . 1892 Union, . - - - - - . C. B. HAYDEN of Blandford, . - - . 1892 Weymouth (Agr’l and Ind'l), . . Q. L. REED of South Weymouth, . - . 1894 Worcester, . - - - - . C. L. HARTSHORN of Worcester, . - . 1893 Worcester East, . . . . . W. A. KILBOURN of South Lancaster, . . 1894 Worcester North, . . . . . GEORGE CRUICKSHANKS of Fitchburg, . 1893 Worcester North-west, - - W.M. H. BOW KER of Boston, . - - . 1892 Worcester South, - - - . G. L. CLEMENCE of Southbridge, . - . 1892 Worcester County West, . - . T. M. HARWOOD of Barre, . - - . 1893

Secretary of the Board, WILLIAM R. SESSIONS of Hampden.
Chemist to the Board, C.A. GOESSMANN, Ph.D., LL.D., of Amherst.
Entomologist to the Board, C. II. FERNALD, Ph.D., of Amherst.
Office of the Secretary, Commonwealth Building, Boston.

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