The college and various railroad lines began partnering to outfit several train cars with exhibits that would be taken on extended tours of the state. Lectures and demonstrations were provided at each stop along with the exhibits. An estimated 52,000 visited the poultry and hog exhibits in 1913 when the train stopped in 54 towns. Farmer's institutes were meetings that served as one of the earliest forms of agricultural extension. Faculty, experiment station staff, prominent farmers and farm journalists were featured speakers. New and improved farming techniques were also demonstrated.