EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Hepburn, The Hon. Mitchell F.
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The speaker's background as a farmer. The prejudice against what was known when the speaker was a child, as "Scientific Agriculture." The importance of minerals to the soil. The importance of soil testing. Proper cultivation. The right type of animal. Marketing problems. The issue of mechanized equipment. The importance of food as a war product. The plight of farmers in Canada. The confusion over food production for the war effort. The lack of consistent policy from Ottawa, and the consequences of that lack. Canadian agriculture as a sleeping giant. Other sleeping giants. The factor of money and inflation in the transitional period between war and complete rehabilitation. The dangers of hasty reform. The new political philosophy being talked about in Canada. The dangers of Socialism. Concern for the kind of world our fighting boys will find when they come home.