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9 > Image 9 of Annual Report, Volume 3 (1879-1880)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

8 Annual Report of the Agricultural of the fiscal year ending July l, 1880, will not fall far short of $2,700 besides the crop. This consists of 20 acres of wheat, 20 acres of oats, 30 acres of corn, and two acres of potatoes, all of which have been cultivated by student labor, and which is estimated will yield about #1,000 more, making the probable balance, when the crop is matured and gath- ered in after paying labot, about $z,soo. The system adopted last year of provid- ing elementary instruction by tutors was continued during the present. It was found necessary to meet the increased wants of the College through increased attendance, by em- ploying additional tutors. The classes thus provided for were taught under the supervis- ion of the Faculty,and in the main, with satisfactory results. Instruction has been furnished in the several classes which make up the depart- ments of Civil History, Political Economy, English Literature, Moral Philosophy, Modern Languages, Mental Philosophy, Chemistry, Agricultural Chemistry, Natural History, Practical Mechanics, and Civil Engineer- ing.Provision was also made for giving in- struction to two elementary classes in Latin. . It is proper in this connection to add, that during the year now brought to a close, an advanced course in Agricultural Chemistry was given, and that, in addition to the hitherto existing course on instruction in Natural History, a series of lectures were given upon Economic Botany, upon re- lation of Geology to soils, of forests to agriculture, and of insects to vegetation. Four young men have completed in E - satisfactory manner the course of study prescribed by the College, and are refom- mended b the Faculty to the Board for the