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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