EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Street, Arthur G.
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Some personal background of the speaker. Farming in Britain. The importance of the British farm in any Empire scheme, in any discussion in the great Commonwealth of Nations. The production side of farming. Comparisons with production in Canada, Australia, and South Africa. The question of capital. Total capital in farms in Canada, Australia, South Africa and the Argentine compared with capital invested in the farms of Great Britain. Employment figures in comparison with other industries in Britain. The general lack of knowledge of these figures. The preservation of the beauty of England's countryside. The role of the farm in the question of national safety. Comparisons of how various industries are run, and the specific differences with farming. The importance of rural Britain in terms of national character. A look at the British nature. The value of country people.