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State Board of Agriculture,
WITH AN ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE
COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES,
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
ONO STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,
FOR THE YEAR 1887.
To the General Assembly of Ohio :
In accordance with the requirements of the law, the Ohio State Board of Agriculture submits this, its Forty-second Annual Report.
On pages 1 to 18, inclusive, will be found the records of the transactions of the Board. On pages 19 to 104, inclusive, will be found the proceedings of the forty-third annual session of the State Agricultural Convention, held January 11, 1888. On pages 105 to 217, inclusive, will be found the report of the thirtyeighth Annual Ohio State Fair, with tabulated reports following, to page 256. R-ports of county s cieties will be found on pages 257 to 313, inclusive. Specimen lectures and papers before Farmers' Institutes, held in different counties of Ohio during the winter of 1887-8, will be found on pages 3 17 to 436, inclusive. Statistical tables will be found on pages 437 to 453 inclusive, with the November crop report for 1888.
In accordance with the expressed views of some members of the General Assembly, and because of the increased labor incident to the holding of the Ohio Centennial, we have not furnished so full tabular and 8:atistical reports as heretofore. The tables furoished will supplement the statistical tables found in the report of the Secretary of State, for the year 1887, so that for the purpose of reference, the tables in the two reports will cover all the ground usually represented in these reports.
The Annual State Fair of 1887 was one of the most successful in the history of the State. The addition of the headquarters and secretary's office and the central building added to the much needed facilities for transaction of business and for the accommodation of the finer class of exhibits, as well as for those of art and education. The increased attendance of exhibiters and visitors at the Ohio State Fair, shows that it is recognized as one of the greatest in the States, and