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Switzerland County Farmers’ Institute Program – 1893

The Switzerland County, Indiana, Farmers’ Institute program appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 7 Dec 1893 – Page 1, Column 3

Court House, Vevay, Ind., December 13th and 14th.

Wednesday Morning Session 9:30 a.m.

  • Music, Chorus.
  • Prayer.
  • Opening Address—Robert Scott, Chairman, Moorefield.
  • Rural Attractions—J. N. Latta, Haw Patch, Lagrange County, Indiana.
  • Discussion, led by W. H. Henry, Pleasant.
  • Music, Quartette—The Jolly Old Farmer—Misses Brown, Messrs. E. S. Adams, and John F. Brown.
  • Fruit Culture in General—Frank Milhous, Butlerville, Indiana.
  • Discussion.
  • Music, Vocal Solo—Miss Florence Pleasants.
  • Economy on the Farm—George W. Dorrell, Quercus Grove.
  • Discussion, led by W. R. Protsman, Vevay.
  • Music, Piano Duet—Misses Protsman and Goldenburg.

Afternoon Session, 1:15 p.m.

  • Music, Vocal Solo—Miss Anna Rous.
  • Bees, and Honey Production, Illustrated—E. N. Collins, Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana.
  • Discussion, led by C. R. Smith, Moorefield.
  • Music, Quartett, The Three Bumble Bees—C. W. Brown, A. J. Sigmon, J. F. Brown, and J. G. Sigmon.
  • Tobacco, Soil, Culture, and Preparation for Market—Fred. Stucy, Ghent, Kentucky.
  • Discussion, led by H. A. Pitcher, Hamilton, Ky.
  • Music, Vocal Solo—Mrs. Florence Fisk.
  • Literature for the Farmer—D. H. Boyle, Center Square.
  • Discussion, led by O. D. Cunningham, Florence.
  • Music, Piano Duet—Misses Goldenburg and Protsman.
  • Adjournment.

Evening Session, 6:30 p.m.

  • Music, Quarette, My Own Native Isle—Mrs. J. W. Smith, Miss Lou. Ward, Messrs. Porter and Shaw.
  • Legislation, What it Can and Should do for the Farmer—J. N. Latta, Haw Patch, Lagrange County, Indiana.
  • Discussion, led by Hon. F. M. Griffith, Vevay.
  • Music, Guitar and Mandolin Duet—Messrs. Boerner and Baird.
  • What will the Harvest be?—Mrs. S. O. N. Pleasants.
  • Music, Quartette—Misses Melcher and Ward, Messrs. Porter and Shaw.
  • Adjournment.

Thursday Morning, Dec. 14.

  • Music, Quartette, Poor Old Joe—Messrs. C. W. Brown, J. F. Brown, J. G. Sigmon, and A. J. Sigmon.
  • Prayer.
  • Tillage and Soil Fertility—E. H. Collins, Carmel, Ind.
  • Discussion, led by J. R. Stewart, Quercus Grove.
  • Music, Solo—Miss Florence Pleasants.
  • Corn, Fertilizing and Cultivation—H. B. Voris, Pleasant.
  • Discussion, led by O. D. Cunningham, Florence.
  • Music, Piano Solo—Miss Lou. D. Grisard.
  • The Orchard and its Management—J. N. Latta.
  • Discussion, led by Jefferson C. Smith, Moorefield.

Afternoon Session, 1:15 p.m.

  • Free Turnpikes—Carroll S. Tandy, Vevay.
  • Discussion, led by Hon. George S. Pleasants.
  • Music, Quartette, Moonlight Sleeps—Misses Brown, Messrs. Adams and Brown.
  • Recitation—Miss Nellie Lanham.
  • Business Methods in Farming—E. H. Collins.
  • Discussion, led by Perry K. Cotton, Moorefield.
  • Music, Male Quartette—Messrs. Porter, Humphrey, Shaw and Fisk.
  • Adjournment.