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Report of Farm Mechanics Extension Records (Digital Surrogate)

Report of Farm Mechanics Extension Records (Digital Surrogate), 1923-1924, contains a digitized report including survey data, circulars, and photographs concerning research and the introduction of new technologies and equipment to agricultural communities in Illinois through exhibits and subprojects on preventing soil erosion through the use of mangum terraces; promoting the use of horses, tractors, and gas engines; storing and growing corn; and implementing equipment to facilitate new ways of using rooms in houses as work spaces.

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