The participation of women was a significant factor in the rise of the Dominion Grange, as the Patrons of Husbandry attempted to create both a higher manhood and womanhood within society.
42) The importance of social intercourse to end the isolation of farmers undoubtedly became a major selling point for the Patrons of Husbandry.
The Royal Oak Grange likewise made only half-hearted attempts in arranging a festival to raise funds, focusing exclusively on the merits of the co-operative functions of the Patrons of Husbandry.
Another contributing factor to the decline of the Patrons of Husbandry in late 19th-century Ontario was the appearance of the Patrons of Industry in the early 1890s.
82) While the leadership of the Patrons of Husbandry and the Patrons of Industry offered ideological visions of class harmony, the promise of united political action through antipartyism, and the assurance of material prosperity to Ontario's farmers, the history of agrarian protest can be viewed as one of broken promises and unfulfilled expectations.
14) History of the Grange in Canada, 3; Circular to the Deputies of Dominion Granges (Toronto 1877); Manual of Subordinate Granges of the Patrons of Husbandry, Adopted by the Dominion Grange (Welland 1876), 16.
31) Songs of the Grange, Patrons of Husbandry (London 1874), 20-24, 44-46.