Those having the experimental farm in charge shall:
Secure seeds, from this and other countries of the world, of plants that are thought suitable for growth on dry lands, and observe and record the growth, yield and composition of the plants grown from seeds so secured.
Investigate and determine the methods of soil treatment by which the soil water is best conserved.
Investigate the possibilities of grazing on dry lands which have been seeded to different crops.
Undertake such other experiments and demonstrations as are deemed advisable, having in view the reclamation of the dry or arid lands of the state.