I was curios about the company that sent this card out. So here is a little history...
FROM “BATTEN’S AGRICULTURAL DIRECTORY” I found this blurb:
UP TO DATE FARMING Semi Monthly Circulation 200,000 Agri Hort Live Stk Dai Poult and Marketing Illustrated Est 1898 Subscrip $1.00 Pages 20 to 32 Cols 4 Type Page 9 by I2 inches Width Adv Col 13 2 ems Editor and Publisher JA Everitt 227 W Washington St
On the University of Delaware Library site I found:
J.A. Everitt Seed Co. - Annual Catalogue of Celebrated Seeds 1891.
Indianapolis: The Company, 1891. The map on the cover is explained inside: "The circle is 500 miles from Indianapolis at any point. This circle includes nine-tenths of the farming population of the country, all of whom we can supply quickly with seeds, by mail, express or freight."
Agricultural Experiment Station.
URBANA, MARCH, 1896.
BULLETIN NO. 42.
CORN EXPERIMENTS, .895.
Experiments with corn conducted at this Station x and reported in this bulletin are comprised under the following numbers and titles :
No. i. Corn, Testing Varieties.
No. 3. Corn, Time of Planting.
No. 5. Corn, Thickness of Planting.
No. 23. Rotation Experiment.
No. 90. Corn, Rate of Growth.
For the benefit of those who desire to consider the effect of meteorological conditions upon the experiments reported there is given on the next page a table of temperatures and rainfall as observed at this Station from January, 1889, to December, 1895, inclusive.