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Moving picture farming under the direction, of tho prvoincial • Department of Agriculture will Boon be a regular thing in Saskatchewan. \The cinematograph will teach farmers how to* fatten a steer. A celluloid film .will, illustrate ,the fine points in feeding <hogs,.\' If doubts obsess'the farnMa* asft*6 the pro,per way, (to ship wheat, a biograph will solye his v difficulties.- „ The dr*ma of cows, the tragedy of' pigs:,<from the fust squeal to sausage y , and,. Charlie Chaplin comedies of 'the' barnyard will all be depicted for the edification and education of the prairie farmer. The plan has nearly .beep worked out. Moving pictures to be shown at farmers' meetings have been taken for officials of the department (of all farm animals and farm industries). Steers fed on different grains will be shown to illustrate the best foods, and the picture will be accompanied by a flash of the current hoof price on the market. Proper methods of ploughing, seeding, and discing land will be presented. Pictures of shipping live stock _ and grain will emphasise the advantages of the co-operative plan, which i Saskatchewan farmers are taking up, and which has been endorsed by the Royal Commission on Marketing. "The new land-law which offers farms to settlers on 20-year terms with ouly 10 per cent, cash down," said a department officer, "will result" in a great influx of immigrants into Western Canada. Our moving pictures wiR be used particularly to teach these settlers the most profitable methods of farming." « // - ■ ■

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919

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TEACHING FARMING BY FILMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919