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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 la1·ge 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 count1·y. 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.