Seventy-five thousand Jewish farmers in the United States till over a million acres of land, according to a statement made by Benjamin C. Stone, Editor of the Jewish Farmer and Director of the Jewish Agricultural Society at a meeting of the Educational Alliance held Sunday, December 14, at the Strauss Auditorium. The property holdings of the Jewish farmers are worth over one hundred million dollars, Mr. Stone stated in his illustrated lecture on the “Jew as Farmer,” depicting the achievements of Jewish husbandmen on American soil.
Mr. Stone also made a statement regarding the educational activities of the Jewish Agricultural Society. The Jewish Agricultural Society brings instruction on all farming matters through the means of a staff of farm experts. He announced that the Jewish Agricultural Society will begin a Free Night School in Agriculture, at its building, Second Avenue and Fourteenth Street, New York. Courses in all Agricultural Subjects will be given in Yiddish and also in English.
Judge Gustave Hartman, in his address, stated that the Jew on the farm in this country lives a more normal, healthier and happier life than his brothers in the city. Judge Hartman was introduced to an audience of about eight hundred by Gabriel Davidson, General-Manager of the Jewish Agricultural Society.