Director of the
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
For the Year 1919.
The past year has been one of progress as well as diifi- V
_ culties for the Experiment Station. Changes in person-
nel, due to opportunities for material increase in salary, have
affected the progress of work and made conditions difficult.
The projects undertaken have shown favorable progress in i
spite of the difficulties and viewed from a comparative basis.
satisfactory gains have been made.
- The position and prospect of agricultural investigation
thru the experiment station is so concisely and clearly set
forth in a report of the Committee on Experiment Station
Organization and Policy presented at the Chicago convention
of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Ex-
periment Stations, November, 1919, that a. portion thereof is
. quoted as applying not only to the national situation but
equally well to the situation so far as the Kentucky Agricul-
tural Experiment Station is concerned.
"During the period of the world war, when agriculture
was playing such a vital part and the accumulated results of in- ‘ ·
vestigations were being drawn upon to an unprecedented cx— ’
. tent, the state agencies for agricultural research remained
practically at a standstill in their development, and in not a
few eases lost ground. Investigation did not cease but it was
interrupted and for the time being it stopped growing. Its
efforts were in part diverted and it lost many of its workers,