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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 23 Collections and/or Records:

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

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5580
Scope and Contents Collection contains department histories, self-study reports, graduate and undergraduate catalogs, course syllabi, annual reports, faculty files, photographic slides, and other administrative materials from the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, dated approximately 1980 to 2007.
Dates: approximately 1980-2007

Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1342
Scope and Contents Contains the records of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. Records consist of correspondence, reports, budget outlines/plans, meeting minutes, information on employees, and student scholarship information. Dates range from 1956 to 2010.
Dates: 1956-2010

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

History of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1067
Scope and Contents One copy of Agronomy and Horticulture at BYU: a 100-year history, 1895-1985.
Dates: 1895-1985

History of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, 1885-1974

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 867
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence; memoranda; visual images; news clippings; and lists of classes offered, student statistics, names and addresses of graduates, graduates who received fellowships, deceased graduates, faculty and staff. Includes a table of contents. Title page suggests that the history was originally compiled by Farnsworth between 1946 and 1958, then revised and updated in 1973-1974.
Dates: 1974

Raymond B. Farnsworth papers on Desert Biome, 1972-1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains articles, analysis, correspondence and data of various agronomy studies based about the desert biome.
Dates: 1972-1975

Raymond B. Farnsworth papers on Iran projects, 1958-1960

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains articles, analysis and data of various agronomy and sustainment studies about Iran.
Dates: 1958-1960