The Agricultural Education Association


    Annual Conference at Belfast AT science can do much to help agriculture was the theme of several speakers at the Annual Conference of the Agricultural Education Association was recently held at Belfast. Both Lord von (Prime Minister) and Sir Basil Brooke (Minister of Agriculture) referred with pride to the achievements of the Education and Research Divisions of the Northern Ireland Government at the official dinner of welcome, and reiterated the opinion that education, both general and technical, is a sound investment. The Association, which met under the chairmanship of Mr. W. B. Mercer, had a long programrae of scientific papers, interspersed with visits to the Agricultural Research Institute at Hillsborough, with its experimental farm of 500 acres, the Plant Breeding Station and Veterinary Research Laboratory at Stormont, and farms of the Irish Peat Development Company at Maghery.

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    The Agricultural Education Association. Nature 144, 257–258 (1939).

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