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Central Experimental Farm

Central Experimental Farm

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted February, 2012

Central Experimental Farm

Photo from Google Street View ©2012 Google - Posted February, 2012

Central Experimental Farm

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the south side of the
National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway
a block west of Prince of Wales Drive

Coordinates: N 45 23.373 W 75 42.528


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Plaque Text

Canada's experimental farms system was begun in 1886 by a federal government eager to introduce profitable new methods and products. It sought thereby to broaden Canada's agricultural frontiers, especially in the still sparsely settled North-West. Acquired in 1886, this Central Experimental Farm was the first of the original five. As the research headquarters of a vast network of experimental stations, it continues to specialize in food and agricultural research projects. In the heart of the city, it exhibits the progress in plant, livestock and agricultural technology.

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