Time has come
to perfect agriculture.
"We shall learn how to create artificial climates by controlling the action of the sun and atmosphere, and how to replenish the soil by restoring the vital forces which are annually withdrawn from it. With a perfected agriculture, we shall have cheaper food, clothing, lodging; manufacturers be encouraged, labor and raw materials becoming cheaper, commerce will flourish, and we shall have more time for education and travel."
W.W. Averill, speaker at the New York state agricultural society fair, in 1867