Societies for improving the conditions of agriculture

were founded in Nova Scotia, 1789; in Quebec the same year; and in Upper

Canada in 1792. Simcoe in Upper Canada and Dorchester in Quebec did much

to further agricultural interests, but Quebec owes most to J. F.

Perrault (q.v.), and Nova Scotia to John Young (q.v.). An

agricultural school was founded at Ste. Anne de la Pocatiere in 1859;

the Guelph Agricultural College was established in 1874; the Nova

Scotia School of Agriculture, 1885; and the Macdonald College, at Ste.

Anne de Bellevue, opened in the fall of 1907. Agricultural Colleges are

also in operation in connection with the provincial universities of

Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. =Index=: (Count Frontenac era) In New France,

difficulties in the way of, 87. (John Graves Simcoe era) Progress of, in Upper Canada, 108,

109; Simcoe's endeavours to promote, 110, 198. (Lord Elgin era) Elgin on, 49-50;

department of, established by Hincks-Morin government, 117; charged with

founding of model farms and agricultural schools, 117. (Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Agricultural

experiments of the Red River colony, 1820-1835, 222-223; experimental

farm at Red River, 237; Governor Simpson's views, 273-278. (Sir James Douglas era) In

British Columbia, 256-257, 329-330. (George Brown Era) Splendid field for in North-West

predicted by Toronto Globe, in 1852, 213-215. See also Farmers;

Wheat; Flour-milling; Puget Sound Agricultural Society. =Bib.=: Canada:

An Ency., vol. 5; Johnson, First Things in Canada.

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