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Agriculture merit badge was discontinued in 1975, being replaced by Animal Science and Plant Science.

Agriculture merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: None
Created: 1911 Original/new/replaced:
Discontinued: 1975 Replaced by:


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The Agriculture merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.

Agriculture requirements

  1. State different tests with grains.
  2. Grow at least an acre of corn which produces 25 per cent. better than the general average.
  3. Be able to identify and describe common weeds of the community and tell how best to eliminate them.
  4. Be able to identify the common insects and tell how best to handle them.
  5. Have a practical knowledge of plowing, cultivating, drilling, hedging, and draining.
  6. Have a working knowledge of farm machinery, haymaking, reaping, loading, and stacking.
  7. Have a general acquaintance of the routine seasonal work on the farm, including the care of cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs.
  8. Have a knowledge of Campbell's Soil Culture principle, and a knowledge of dry farming and of irrigation farming.

Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition

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