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The Better Farming Train

Join this Vicfix campaign to ride the agricultural express

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About the Better Farming Train

The Better Farming Train was a mobile agricultural initiative that travelled around rural Victoria in the interwar years. Established by the Victorian Railways and Department of Agriculture in an effort to scientifically increase farming productivity and efficiency, the train was a travelling agricultural school and experimental farm on wheels.

The train disseminated promises of science and modernity through lectures by scientists and experts, and demonstrations from farmers and their stock. It also brought housekeeping ideas and education in infant welfare to women on the land.

Contribute to this Vicfix campaign – it's easy!

  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
  • Add our tag 'vicfix-done' once the whole article is fixed (note that the tag is case sensitive).
  • Share what you've fixed with friends and family.
  • Send us feedback by emailing vicfix@slv.vic.gov.au, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our enewsletter for Vicfix and other Library news.

To see our display on the Better Farming Train, visit The changing face of Victoria exhibition, Dome Galleries, Level 5.

See the Better Farming Train (detail), Percy Trompf, ca. 1925–39

The Better Farming Train

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