The Agriculture merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
- State different tests with grains.
- Grow at least an acre of corn which produces 25 per cent. better than the general average.
- Be able to identify and describe common weeds of the community and tell how best to eliminate them.
- Be able to identify the common insects and tell how best to handle them.
- Have a practical knowledge of plowing, cultivating, drilling, hedging, and draining.
- Have a working knowledge of farm machinery, haymaking, reaping, loading, and stacking.
- Have a general acquaintance of the routine seasonal work on the farm, including the care of cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs.
- Have a knowledge of Campbell's Soil Culture principle, and a knowledge of dry farming and of irrigation farming.
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Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition
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