Although the success of the Utah Sugar Co. has proved that sugar beets can be raised profitably in Utah, the farmer of the State, as well as others who are interested in the erection of sugar factories, desire a more accurate knowledge of the possibilities of the sugar beet in the various parts of the State, than can be obtained from isolated and uncontrolled tests. The Utah Experiment Station carried on, therefore, during the season of 1897, a co-operative sugar beet experiment with the farmers of Utah.
Widtsoe, John A., "Bulletin No. 53 - Utah Sugar Beets (1897)" (1898). UAES Bulletins. Paper 19.