The farmer now secures his technical information from the colleges and schools of agriculture and experiment stations in the different states, territories, and provinces (directories given on the succeeding pages); from the United States Department of Agriculture, at Washington ; from departments of agriculture at the capitals of the states, territories, and provinces; and from other public institutions.

The number of agricultural and country-life societies is now very great. A general directory of them is printed in Vol. IV of the Cyclopedia of American Agriculture, and by the United States Department of Agriculture ; and local lists may sometimes be secured from the state departments of agriculture, and in the rural press.

Some of the Institutions and Agencies making for a Better Rural Life

1.  Departments of Agriculture, national and state.

2.  Colleges of agriculture, one for each state, territory, or province.

3.  Agricultural experiment stations, in nearly all cases connected with the colleges of agriculture.

4.  The public school system, into which agriculture is now being incorporated. Normal schools, into many of which agriculture is being introduced.

5.  Special separate schools of agriculture and household subjects.

6.  Special colleges, as veterinary and forestry institutions.

7.  Departments or courses of agriculture in general or old-line colleges and universities.

8.  Farmers' institutes, usually conducted by colleges of agriculture or by boards or departments of agriculture.

(The above institutions may engage in various forms of extension work.)

9.  The agricultural press.

10.  The general rural newspapers.

11.  Agricultural and horticultural societies of all kinds.

12.  The Patrons of Husbandry, Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union, and other national organizations.

13.  Business societies and agencies, many of them cooperative.

14.  Business men's associations and chambers of commerce in cities and towns.

15.  Local political organizations (much in need of re-direction).

16.  Civic societies.

17.  The church.

18.  The Young Men's Christian Association, and other religious organizations.

19.  Women's clubs and organizations, of many kinds.

20.  Fairs and expositions.

21.  Rural libraries.

22.   Village improvement societies.

23.  Historical societies.

24.  Public health regulation.

25.  Fraternal societies.

26.  Musical organizations.

27.  Organizations aiming to develop recreation, and games and play.

28.  Rural free delivery of mail (a general parcels post is a necessity).

29.  Postal savings banks.

30.  Rural banks (often in need of redirection in their relations to the development of the open country).

31.  Labor-distributing bureaus.

32.  Good thoroughfares.

33.  Railroads, and trolley extensions (the latter needed to pierce the remoter districts rather than merely to parallel railroads and to connect large towns).

34.  Telephones.

35.  Auto-vehicles.

36.  Country stores and trading-places (in some cases).

37.  Insurance organizations.

38.  Many government agencies to safeguard the people, as public service commissions.

39.  Books on agriculture and country life.

40.  Good farmers, living on the land.

Agricultural and Forestry Colleges, Schools, and Stations in Canada

Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, opened 1874.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, present farm purchased and building begun 1885.

Prince Edward Island ; a professorship of agriculture in Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown.

Macdonald Institute, Guelph, Ontario, founded 1903, for home economics, nature study, and manual-training.

Macdonald College (incorporated with McGill University), Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Province Quebec, opened 1907.

Oka Agricultural School, Oka, Province of Quebec, recognized by province government in 1893.

Provincial Dairy School, St. Hyacinthe, Province of Quebec, present building erected 1906.

Eastern Dairy School, Kingston, Ontario, established 1894.

School of Forestry, Toronto University (1907).

Laval University Forestry School, Quebec (1910).

University of New Brunswick, chair of forestry.

Agricultural School of Sainte Anne de la Pocatiere, Pr. Quebec, 1858.

Manitoba Agricultural College, Winnepeg, opened 1906.

Saskatchewan Agricultural College, Saskatoon (in course of erection).

Central Experimental Farms, Ottawa (for the Dominion, 1886) ; branches at Nappan, Nova Scotia, for the maritime provinces ; Brandon, Manitoba ; Indian Head, Saskatchewan ; Lacombe and Leth-bridge, Alberta ; Agassiz, British Columbia.