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Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1968-2003

Administrative History

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (1968-2003) was a department under the College of Biology and Agriculture at Brigham Young University.

In 1968 the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences combined the Department of Agronomy and the Department of Horticulture into the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. In 2003 it became a part of the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences. Department chairmen included: Rudger H. Walker (1968-1972), Laren R. Robison (1972-1984), Rodney D. Horrocks (1984-1990), Richard E. Terry (1990-1999), Von D. Jolley (1999-2003).

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture offered students the option of majoring in either Agronomy or Horticulture. The purpose for the Agronomy major was to provide a framework of fundamental principles of soil science, field crop production, and their interrelationships. The Horticulture major offered four options: fruit and vegetable production; floriculture and greenhouse management; ornamental horticulture and nursery management; and turf and part management.

The department was administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its existence, including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003).

Citation

Brigham Young University organizational history project website, viewed Jul. 26, 2011 (Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; established 1968; College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences combined the Department of Agronomy and the Department of Horticulture into the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; became a part of the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, 2003; Department chairmen included: Rudger H. Walker (1968-1972), Laren R. Robison (1972-1984), Rodney D. Horrocks (1984-1990), Richard E. Terry (1990-1999), Von D. Jolley (1999-2003); offered students the option of majoring in either Agronomy or Horticulture; purpose for the Agronomy major was to provide a framework of fundamental principles of soil science, field crop production, and their interrelationships. The Horticulture major offered four options: fruit and vegetable production; floriculture and greenhouse management; ornamental horticulture and nursery management; and turf and part management; administered by chairman, under college dean; associated with College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003))

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair correspondence, 1985-1989

 Series
Identifier: UA 961 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence written by R. D. Horrocks when he was the chair of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Dates: 1985-1989

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1945-1974

 Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains class notes, research files, publications produced by Laws, and student prepared research projects.
Dates: 1945-1974

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1957-1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains information on the operation of the University farm in Spanish Fork, Utah; research on nitrogen-fixation in sagebrush; material on the Desert Biome project, various projects for Iran and a project for the Tennessee Valley Authority; as well as miscellaneous research files and data.
Dates: 1957-1980

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture department history project files, 1971-1984

 Series
Identifier: UA 962 Series 2
Scope and Contents note The Department History Project contains a copy of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's 100 year history, notes on material to include in the history, and a brief article about the early roots of the department called "They who Plowed."
Dates: Other: 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History project files, 1971-1984

 Series
Identifier: UA 962 Series 1
Scope and Contents note The Indian History Project records contain correspondence, notes, reports, and newspaper clippings relating to the work of Dr. Raymond B. Farnsworth with American Indians
Dates: Other: 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture: other project files, 1971-1984

 Series
Identifier: UA 962 Series 3
Scope and Contents note The Other Projects records contain information on agricultural projects undertaken in South America, Libya and with the Utah Idaho Sugar Company. Also included are proposals for research projects to various grant agencies.
Dates: Other: 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture slides, approximately 1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains slides from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture documenting the agricultural programs at Brigham Young University. Dated approximately 1980.
Dates: approximately 1980

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences administrative records, 1989-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, self-study reports, course syllabi, annual reports, faculty curriculum vitaes, and other administrative materials from the Departments of Animal Science, Agronomy and Horticulture, and Plant and Animal Sciences. Dated 1989 to 2006.
Dates: 1989-2006

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences histories and catalogs, 1987-2007

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains topical histories of agriculture and landscaping, departmental histories for the Departments of Animal Sciences, Agronomy and Horticulture, and Plant and Animal Sciences at Brigham Young University, as well as graduate and undergraduate catalogs. Dated 1987 to 2007.
Dates: 1987-2007

Graduate Studies records on Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, 1995-2000

 Sub-Series — Carton: 16, Folder: 8
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials are related to the graduate programs of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture from 1995 to 2000. Materials include reports, reviews, and proposals of the programs.
Dates: 1995-2000