The Use of Cement and Concrete for Farm Purposes

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Title: The Use of Cement and Concrete for Farm Purposes

Author(s): S.M. Woodward

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 130-137

Keywords: none

Date: 1/1/1906

Abstract:
Under the general title of rural engineering, that branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with which I am connected, namely, the Office of Experiment Stations, endeavors to obtain and disseminate among the agricultural population of the country all information bearing on the various lines of engineering with the exception of road construction, which will be of use to the agriculturist in promoting his prosperity. The greater part of our effort is devoted to investigations relating to irrigation, both in the arid West and the more humid East; to drainage for the removal of alkali from western soils and for the reclamation of overflowed lands, or those too wet for profitable cultivation in the East; and the questions relating to the use of various forms of power and different types of machinery in agricultural operations; we have also given attention to the subject of the design and construction of farm buildings and other structures, among the materials, for which cement seems destined to occupy an increasingly prominent place.