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Image 12 of Annual report. 1924

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V . 4 3•-{e§T€""` 3 Z , 6 Thir1y—Sct·enth Annual Report. T two branches of the Experiment Station and appropriated the A necessary funds for their operation. One branch has been , l located at Princeton and is designated as the VVestern Kentucky Substation; the other branch is located at Quicksand, on lands T in Breathitt, Knott and Perry counties, donated to the Uni- i i· versity of Kentucky, and is known as the Robinson Substation. U ; A need for the added organization of the Experiment ’ Station is apparent. Mountain agriculture, the prosecution = { of work in forestry and the varied demonstrations of the pos- it i — sibilities of eastern Kentucky can only be carried on in this » j , region. Similarly the agricultural problems of western Ken- E tucky can only be partially solved in the Bluegrass. Soils, t dark tobacco, pasture grasses and small fruits present prob- § I lems which in their practical application must be solved in _ i E western Kentucky. 5 ; Western Kentucky Substation. The \Vestern Kentucky Substation was established in Caldwell County by an act initi- I ated by the Honorable T. H. King. Four hundred acres of i _ land situated about one mile from the city limits of Princeton E l were selected by the director of the Experiment Station and 1 donated to the University for the purposes of a substation by . l the citizens of Caldwell county. The land selected is typical »· g of extensive areas in western Kentucky. Geologically, it rep- 1 ; resents the Chester sandstone formation, consisting of almost }{;_ c two thousand square miles, lying in a semicirele around the L it western coal field, and the Mammoth Cave limestone formation, consisting of almost six thousand square miles, lying in a semicirele adjacent to the Chester sandstone. ;··j_gg _‘·'T It is anticipated that much of the horticultural work of gf .i'i the Experiment Station will be carried on at this farm, and also that extensive experiments in tobacco, grasses for pasture and forage, and systems of effective soil building will be de- " veloped. The deed for the land was received in November, 1924. V Organization of the substation was undertaken early in Decem- bQ1‘, {I, S1Ip(-)I'l1ltC11(l€lll] Hpp()lHt€d Ellld operations pI°€pa].`a.tO1`y to the work for 1925 begun. >°.;=_-' esi E` 2 *·· sa