COLLEGE BULLETIN 179. EXTENSION SERIES I. No. 7 Entered as seebnd-class matter Nov. 27, 1909, at the Postoffice, Corvallis, Oregon, under the Act of July 16, 1894 FARMERS' AND HOME-MAKERS' WEEK AND CONFERENCE SESSIONS Are You Planning to Attend the Farmers' Week and Conference Sessions at the Oregon Agricultural College FEBRUARY 1-7, 1915 It will mean profit, instruction, and inspiration to you. This will be the greatest event ever held at the College. You can't afford to miss it. Musical programs and entertaining recreations every evening. Special features and a regular daily program for women. Farmers' Week for 1915 will be different; it will be alive, electrifying, inspiring. It will consist of a happy combination of substantial College work; conventions and conferences of some of the State's greatest industrial and professional associations; and exhibits, displays, and entertainments that are likely to appeal to all who . are interested in Agriculture and its allied industries. Whether or not you belong to such an organization as the State Dairy Association, if you are interested in dairying, you will gain much from attending its annual convention during Farmers' Week. The same is true with regard to the Home-Makers' Conference, the Seed Growers' Conference, and the Conference of Rural Ministers and religions Workers. Every day of the week, and any day of the week, there is something that may be of particular interest and lasting value to you. Write for the program. The bulletins of the Oregon Agricultural College are sent free to all residents of Oregon who request them REGULAR WORK. , Agronomy.—Lectures dealing with such important subjects as Soil Fertility, Farm Management, Field Crop Production, Irrigation Farming, Farm Mechanics, etc. Animal Husbandry.—Practical lessons in judging all classes of horses, beef cattle, hogs, and sheep. Special lectures on Feeding, Breeding and Management of Live Stock under Oregon conditions. Bacteriology.—Lectures and demonstrations of Poultry Diseases, Clean Milk, and problems pertaining to Rural Health. Botany and Plant Pathology.—Lectures and demonstrations of the more important plant diseases and their control. Special attention to potato diseases in relation to better seed. Dairying.—Lectures on manufacture of butter and cheese. Feeding and Handling of Dairy Cattle; Construction of Dairy Farm Buildings; Community Organizations, such as "Cow Testing Associations," "Bull Associations," "Breed Associations." Entomology. —Special lectures on Insect Pests of Clover and Alfalfa; on Potato Insects, with special reference to problems of quarantine. Horticulture.—Lectures and demonstrations in by-products; Cannery Management; Pruning Trees; Small Fruits; Fruit Marketing; Vegetable Growing; Landscape Gardening, etc. Home Economics.—Problems of Food and Clothing; Care of Children; Community Welfare; Home Sanitation; School Luncheons; Home Decoration; Purchasing for the Home. Poultry.—Special instruction in all phases of Poultry Keeping; Emphasis on Feeding, Housing and Marketing; Records of experiments in Breeding for Increased Egg Production. Veterinary Medicine.—Special Clinics; Physiology of Breeding; Hog Cholera; Unsoundness of Horses; Sterility in Cattle; Tuberculosis in Cattle. Business Administration.—Lectures on the important phases of business management. Department of Rural Economics.—Lecturcs covering the various phases of cooperative oc ganization; costs of production; special emphasis on Marketing and Marketing Organizations, Highways and many other subjects. THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS. Meeting of State Dairy Association. Meeting of Oregon Jersey Cattle Club. Meeting of Holstein Breeders' Association. Meeting of Willamette Valley Editorial Association and General Editorial Conference. Conference of Fruit Inspectors. Conference of School Superintendents and Supervisors. Conference of County and School Fair Officials. Conference of County Judges and Road Supervisors. Conference of Rural Ministers and Religious Workers. Home-Makers' Conference. Potato Growers' Conference. Conference of County Agriculturists.Conference of Farmers' Organizations. Drainage Conference. Conference of Commercial Club Secretaries. Seed Growers' Conference. City Markets' Conference. Conference of Brick and Tile Manufacturers. SPECIAL SPEAKERS. Research workers and Professors from Midi dle Western and Eastern Colleges, Public men of national reputation. Successful farmers, stockmen, and horticulturists. Several representatives of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. EXHIBITIONS. 1. Poultry Show and Demonstrations. 2. Exhibit of Plant Diseases. 3. Horse Show and other displays of live stock. 4. Meat Demonstration. 5. Department exhibits in all College buildings. 6. Boys' Stock Judging Contest. Watch for the Complete Programs. Plan on spending a week at your State Agricultural College. At least arrange to profit by attending the meetings designed to cover your specialty, on certain days of the week. Reduced Rates on all Railroads. Twenty passenger trains arrive daily. Ample accommodations; Quality First-Class; Prices Moderate. (College not being in session during Farmers' Week, students' quarters will be available for visitors, and members of the Faculty can devote their entire time to personal interviews and the exercises of the week.) No Charges or Fees.