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Chapter 262

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  *262.200.  State poultry experiment station — location — functions. — 1.  In order to determine and demonstrate the importance of improved and better methods of feeding, housing, incubation, brooding, breeding and rearing of poultry, and to bring the results of scientific research of state and federal experiment stations within the reach of all farmers and poultry raisers of Missouri, the state poultry board shall establish, conduct and maintain a state poultry experiment station.  The objects and purposes of said experiment station shall be to experiment with the different kinds of houses, incubators, brooders, and appliances, and the different varieties of poultry, to determine which are best adapted to the farmers and poultry raisers of Missouri, in the different sections thereof, to make a study of different diseases to which poultry is subject, and the remedies to prevent such diseases and to make all other experiments and tests and do any and all other things which shall tend to the betterment of the poultry interests of the state.

  2.  Said experiment station shall be located on twenty-five acres of the land now occupied and used by the state fruit experiment station at Mountain Grove and on land adjacent thereto or in the vicinity thereto.  After the manager or trustees of said fruit experiment station have selected and set aside the twenty-five acres of land they desire to have used for the state poultry experiment station, then the state poultry board are to have absolute control of said twenty-five acres of land, the poultry buildings, and the poultry experiments to be conducted on said land.  Experiments and demonstrations herein provided for shall be conducted by and under the direction of the secretary of the state poultry board, which said board shall maintain its office and headquarters at said experiment station.

  3.  Said board shall employ such additional help as is needed to insure the success of the experiment station and to make it beneficial to the people of the state.  The members of the state poultry board and the secretary of the board shall erect such buildings and conduct such experiments as the appropriations for that purpose will permit and which they believe will be most practical and helpful to the farmers and poultry raisers of Missouri.

  4.  Upon the request of the superintendent or steward of any state institution, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the state poultry board, by personal visit, bulletins and otherwise, to give information to the persons in charge of the poultry departments of the farms, conducted in connection with the different state institutions of this state, of such experiments as he may have conducted and such other information which he thinks would be to the interest of such departments.  And it shall also be the duty of all such persons as may be in charge of such poultry departments at said institutions to make all experiments possible, not inconsistent with their other duties, and to report the same to said secretary of the state poultry board.

  5.  It shall be the duty of said secretary, so far as possible, to verify such experiments and results and to embody such of them as he deems advisable and of public interest in his annual reports, bulletins and publications.  The state poultry board shall print an annual report and shall carefully digest and compile the results obtained as a result of experiments conducted at this station and publish the same from time to time in their reports and in bulletin form in language as free from technicalities as possible, for free distribution to the farmers of the state, to the public libraries, to the governor, and the members of the general assembly, and elsewhere as the judgment of the board may direct.

  6.  The state poultry board may sell such surplus poultry and eggs as may accumulate, and shall charge such prices for the same as in their judgment is reasonable and moderate, and there is also hereby appropriated such sums as may result from the sale of such surplus products, the same to be used by said board in equipment or maintenance of the poultry experiment station and to be accounted for by them in their annual report.


(RSMo 1939 § 14153)

Prior revision: 1929 § 12469

*All the powers, duties, functions and properties of the state poultry experiment station were transferred, by type I transfer, to the University of Missouri by the Reorganization Act of 1974. The state poultry association and the state poultry board were abolished. The Reorganization Act also provides that in the event the university shall cease to use the real estate of the station for the purposes of research or shall declare the same surplus, all real estate shall revert to the governor of the state and shall not be disposed of without legislative approval. See Appendix B and section 173.005.

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