Farmers’ Institute Records
UA.22.6

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Farmer's Institute records
ID
UA.22.6
Date [inclusive]
1895-1898
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Farmer’s Institute began in 1876 with professors from Michigan Agricultural College (MSU) holding 4-day seminars in 6 locations across Michigan. By 1895, 70 institutes were being held. In 1896 Women's sections were started under Mrs. Mary A. Mayo. In 1904, 73 2-day institutes were held and 219 1-day institutes. Institutes involved active support of local farmers. After 1908, institutes were absorbed into the growing extention program, with county agents filling the educational role. Some of the subjects taught at the institutes were growing fruit, pest control, breeding livestock, increasing fertility of soil, and ways to improve efficiency and profitability.

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Scope and Contents note

The Farmer’s Institute records contain correspondence about the institues and educational outreach programs held around the state. The coorrespondence is arrange by county

Also included is a notebook given to the institute’s attendees so that they could take notes on the techniques and information given during the meetings. Drawings of campus buildings and bits information encouraging people to enroll in College are featured on the pages of the notebook. The notebook is blank except for few notes that appear to be unrelated to the Farmers’ Institute.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Revision Description

 Revised February 2011 February 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Prentice, Clarence E. , 1905-1996

Subject(s)

  • Adult education
  • Agricultural colleges
  • Agricultural education
  • Agricultural extension work
  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Farmers' institutes
  • Home economics, Rural

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Alcona County 1895-1897 

Box
837
Folder
1

Alger County 1896 

837 2

Allegan County 

Box Folder

 1895 

837 3

 1896 

837 4

 1897 

837 5
Box Folder

Alpena County 1895-1897 

837 6

Antrim County 1895-1897 

837 7

Arenac County 1895-1897 

837 8

Baraga County 1895-1896 

837 9

Barry County 1895-1897 

837 10

Bay County 1895-1897 

837 11

Benzie County 1895-1897 

837 12

Berrien County 1895-1897 

837 13

Branch County 1895-1897 

837 14

Calhoun County 1895-1897 

837 15

Cass County 1895-1897 

837 16

Charlevoix County 1895-1897 

837 17

Cheboygan County 1895-1897 

837 18

Chippewa County 1895-1897 

837 19

Clare County 1895-1896 

837 20

Clinton County 1895-1896 

837 21

Crawford County 1895-1897 

837 22

Delta County 1895-1896 

837 23

Dickinson County 1895-1897 

837 24

Eaton County 1895-1897 

837 25

Emmet County 1895-1897 

837 26

Genessee County 1895-1897 

837 27

Gladwin County 1895-1897 

837 28

Gogebic County 1895-1896 

837 29

Grand Traverse County 1895-1897 

837 30

Gratiot County 1895-1897 

837 31

Hillsdale County 1895-1897 

837 32

Houghton County 1895 

837 33

Huron County 1895-1897 

837 34

Ingham County 1895-1897 

837 35

Ionia County 1895-1897 

838 1

Iosco County 1895-1897 

838 2

Iron County 1895-1897 

838 3

Isabella County 1895-1897 

838 4

Jackson County 1895-1897 

838 5

Kalamazoo County 1895-1896 

838 6

Kalkaska County 1895-1896 

838 7

Kent County 1895-1897 

838 8

Lake County 1895-1897 

838 9

Lapeer County 1895-1897 

838 10

Leelanau County 1895 

838 11

Lenawee County 

Box Folder

 1895 

838 12

 1896 

838 13

 1897 

838 14

Livingston County 

Box Folder

 1895 

838 15

 1896-1897 

838 16
Box Folder

Luce County 1895-1896 

838 17

Mackinac County 1895-(?) 

838 18

Macomb County 1895-1897 

838 19

Manistee County 1895-1897 

838 20

Marquette County 

Box Folder

 1895 

838 21

 1896-1897 

838 22
Box Folder

Mason County 1896-1897 

838 23

Mecosta County 1896-1897 

838 24

Menominee County 1896-1897 

838 25

Midland County 1896-1897 

838 26

Missaukee County 1896-1897 

838 27

Monroe County 1896-1897 

838 28

Montcalm County 1896-1898 

838 29

Montmorency County 1896-1897 

838 30

Muskegon County 1895-1896 

838 31

Newago County 1895-1897 

838 32

Oakland County 

Box Folder

 1895 

838 33

 1896 

838 34

 1897 

838 35
Box Folder

Oceana County 1895-1897 

838 36

Ogemaw County 1895-1897 

838 37

Ontanagon County 1895-1896 

838 38

Osceola County 1895-1897 

839 1

Oscoda County 1894-1897 

839 2

Otsego County 1895-1897 

839 3

Ottawa County 1895-1897 

839 4

Presque Isle County 1896-1897 

839 5

Rosscommon County 1895-1897 

839 6

Saginaw County 

Box Folder

 1895 

839 7

 1896-1897 

839 8

Sanilac County 

Box Folder

 1895 

839 9

 1896 

839 10

 1897 

839 11

Schoolcraft County 1895 

Box
839
Folder
12

Shiawassee County 

Box Folder

 1895-1896 

839 13

 1897-1898 

839 14

St. Clair County 

Box Folder

 1895-1896 

839 15

 1897 

839 16

 1898 

839 17

St. Joseph County 

Box Folder

 1895-1896 

839 18

 1897 

839 19

 1898 

839 20

Tuscola County 

Box Folder

 1895-1896 

839 21

 1897-1898 

839 22
Box Folder

Van Buren County 1895-1897 

839 23

Washtenaw County 

Box Folder

 1895-1896 

839 24

 1897-1898 

839 25

Wayne County 

Box Folder

 1895-1897 

839 26

 1897 

839 27

 1898 

839 28

Wexford County 

Box Folder

 1895-1896 

839 29

 1897-1898 

839 30

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Box Folder

Notebook Undated 

839 31

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Agriculture in an Uncertain World 1961 

839

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Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1876 

1877 

1878 

1879 

1880 

1882 

1883 

1884 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

1905 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 

1910 

1911 

1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 

1917 

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Serials 

#762: (MAC) Yearbook (Farmers' Institute) 

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