THE YOUNG FARMER AT COLLEGE, #2 in the series.
Edition: First printing.
Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1917. Hardcover first edition - An interesting look at the agriculture colleges of the Midwest - and a picture of American agriculture just at the beginning of its transition from small labor intensive farms to more mechanized farms, Among the innovations Clifford is involved with at "Jefferson" is a milking machine, and a smaller more affordable tractor, and especially genetic selections of higher yielding seeds. From the introduction: "Work and play in a nice proportion are mixed in the Short Courses of our American agricultural colleges. Clifford Davison found time for both. In the class room he met inspired teachers who not only taught him practical facts but spurred him on to make the most of his splendid opportunities. In his contact with the student body he met not only other Short Horns but regular university men as well, and from these, too, he learned many things not found in books. Our great universities in which high brow and agric are mixed indiscriminately are melting pots and levelers, foundation stones of American democracy; and Clifford Davison took back with him to the farm new knowledge, new outlooks, and new dreams." Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and four internal glossy plates by R.L. Boyer. Quite uncommon. 330 pp.
Condition: Very good in green cloth with black lettering (spine slightly faded but over a tight and clean copy)