Recognizing their valuable, lasting and unselfish work for American Agriculture in different fields, for the common good, this book is respectfully dedicated to James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture.

Luther Burbank The World's Greatest Plant Breeder.

W. C. Brown President, New York Central Lines.

Three men whose past work, present achievement, and plans for the future place them high in the list of those whose names live through all time.

W. C. Brown, president New York Central Lines   a leader in agricultural progress

W. C. Brown, president New York Central Lines - a leader in agricultural progress.

Luther Burbank, the world's greatest plant breeder

Luther Burbank, the world's greatest plant breeder.

James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture

James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture.

Acknowledgments

The authors desire to acknowledge courtesies so numerous that to enumerate them is not possible, from potato growers, government and state agricultural authorities, dealers, officials of transportation companies and others interested in agricultural uplift, both in America and Europe. Every source of information has been drawn on, and credit has been given in the text of the book where quotations occur.

They also desire to thank Mr. Cassius K. Michael, with Doubleday, Page & Company, for many valuable suggestions as to the compilation of the matter for this book and his careful and conscientious work in editing and preparing the copy for same.