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8 > Image 8 of Catalogue of the Officers, Studies, and Students of the State College of Kentucky, Lexington, Volume 4 (Session ending 1895 June 6 )

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY . 3 . appointed. In 1886 the Station was recognized and named by the General Assembly, and in 1887, it and a similar Station in every other State were each endowed by Congress with an annual appropriation of $15,000. The work of the Station is directed to two objects: 1 To a constant succession of experiments by specialists, in order to learn what appli- cations of science will ensure the best returns from the farm the garden, the orchard, the vineyard, the stock-yard and the dairy; 2 To the publication of bulletins announcing such results of the experi- ments as are found to be valuable to any of our people that seek profit . from either of those prime sources of wealth, the soil, the Bock or the herd. Results of experiments have been published in six reports and fifty- three bulletins, and general appreciation of their utility is shown in the fact that, while no bulletin is sent except upon application for it, the mailing list of the Station contains more than 11,000 names and is ever increasing. With an ample endowment, a large and commodious building planned for the purpose, adequate apparatus, a good experimental farm conveniently situated, and seven capable scientists always employed and in correspondence with other stations, The Kentucky ~ Agricultural Experiment Station is not only an important adjunct of . the College in the education of students for the leading industrial pursuit, but directly or indirectly through the wide and continual diffusion of knowledge for the benefit of so la1ge a proportion of our _ population, it is bound to be extremely useful to the Commonwealth at large. Location. The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky is estab- lished in the old City Park grounds of the City of Lexington, given to the Commonwealth for this purpose. The site is elevated, and commands a good view of the city and surrounding count1y. Lexington is now the most important railroad center in Kentucky, being in immediate communication with Louisville, Cincinnati, Mays- ville, Chattanooga, and with more than seventy counties in the Commonwealth. The long established reputation of the city for refinement and culture renders it attractive as a seat of learning, and the large body of fertile country adjacent, known as the "Blue Grass Region," with its splendid stock farms, a1i`ords unsurpassed . advantages to the student of agriculture who desires to make himself familiar with the best breeds of horses, cattle, sheep and swine in America.