Agricultural Economics Department
Weber, Demonstration Farm, Hogs, Granary, Dairy, Cattle, Grain, Pasture, Beef, Sheep
In the spring of 1927, Mr. C. C. Webber approached the State Board of Regents of Education with the following problem:
"I own a lot of land, and pay taxes on it, in the state of South Dakota. I want to know if I shall continue to keep this land, and pay taxes on it. The State Agricultural College, I think, is the institution to show me. Now I propose to the State Board of Regents of Education that they:
1. Select any piece of land that I own in South Dakota for the purpose of conducting a demonstration farm by actual farming tests.
2. After this land has been selected, plan and supervise the construction of a practicable set of improvements, advise me, and I will pay for same
3. I will pay the taxes on any piece of such land you may select for a period of 10 years.
4. Give you complete authority to operate the same for 10 years, and then make a report of it."
The above provisions were agreed to by the State Board of Regents of Education, and said Board signed a contract with Mr. Webber to carry into effect the above propositions.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Larsen, C., "Operation of Webber Demonstration Farm, 1929 - 1938" (1940). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 28.