NY State College of Agriculture
Education of Women
To the Farmer’s Wife
Letter to M. Van Rensselaer
Staff of Farmers’ Institute
Home Economics Department
Lesson for the Farm Home
Commission on Country Life
THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN
“To the Farmer’s Wife”
In 1901 Liberty Hyde Bailey wrote a letter to farmers’ wives requesting them to “talk back,” which led to the development of a farmers’ wives reading course similar to the already established farmers’ reading course. 2,000 women responded to the letter, a clear indication that the farm women of New York State wanted their voices to be heard.
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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