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14 > Image 14 of Annual report. 1924

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

V 8 T/mtySeoent7t Annual Report. The funds becoming available June 19, 1924, a superin- ` ~ tendent was appointed, the station organized and work begun. { Attention was first given to the remodeling of existing facili- - { ties and to the clearing and cleaning of the grounds on the { ten-acre tract at Quicksand. This area, as well as a part of . ; _ " the farm had been utilized for building sites. Thirty-five small ~ { _ houses were moved by contract, and twenty buildings were torn down. These buildings varied from small structures to a . I i large repair and machine shop and saw mill, and were removed i . A i- to ultimately provide sites for new buildings which will lit the ii.- purposes of the station. In addition to this work of removal _ A { { and clearing, farm fences have been built, certain steep land V A _ { on the farm has been terraced, a drain ditch constructed and ;_ { a poultry house and stock barn have been erected. Projects _, i i are under way in agronomy, horticulture, dairying, poultry and 1 ` swine. i.` ii_ A forester was appointed and reported for duty August I- 25, 1924. His efforts thus far have been directed mainly to- il ward retracing and establishing boundary lines and corners, 4 { , organizing fire protection and making a topographic map of Q`;___;_;.Q! i the farm and headquarters tract. A quarter of an acre of { black walnut has been planted by direct seeding and will be followed by more planting later. Statistical Compilations and Comparisons. Statistics r=% . were compiled and comparisons made in an endeavor to ascer- tain what commodities are produced in the state in larger amounts than used by its population and for what products the states production is less than its requirement. Tobacco nat- urally heads the list of commodities produced in excess of local Deed. The livestock produced is more than that required for home use, and the same is true of poultry and eggs. Large quantities of hay and concentrated feeds are shipped into KHtUkY. The D1`0ClLlCti011 of wool, potatoes and wheat is less than the consumption. The amount of dairy products con- sumed probably is somewhat larger than the production. Comparisons were made on the basis of existing statistical data and calculation based thereon of the sales of products * s