“Prepare for Farmers Meetings” from The Review, High Point, N.C., July 30, 1914
Raleigh—More than 500 well known agriculturists and practical farmers from various parts of the state and members of the staff of farm specialists maintained by the state department of agriculture were here for a three days’ conference preparatory for driving into special farmers’ institute workers for the series of farmers’ institutes that are to be held under the auspices of the state department of agriculture in all those counties stretching from Raleigh westward to the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the next 60 days. Capt. T.B. Parker is director of the institute work and has arranged the dates for the institutes and will have immediate supervision of the work of all four of the parties that started out form here, immediately after the conference closed to take up the work of holding the institutes, Chatham, Durham, Moore, Hoke, Davie and Randolph being among the first counties to have institutes in connection with this series.