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Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1922-1968

Administrative History

The Department of Agronomy (1922-1968) was a department within the College of Applied Science at Brigham Young University. The unit provided academic instruction in the areas of agricultural sciences and farm management.

The Department of Agronomy included courses on general agriculture, farm management, cereal crops, forage crops, root crops, soil physics and geology, soil fertility, soil management and survey, agricultural chemistry, and soil bacteriology.

The Department of Agronomy was established under the College of Applied Science in 1922. Department chairmen included: Thomas L. Martin (1922-1951), Raymond B. Farnsworth (1952-1954), Merrill J. Hallam (1955-1957), R. Chase Allred (1958-1960), and Raymond B. Farnsworth (1961-1968). The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean.

The department was associated with the College of Applied Science (1922-1954) and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1954-1968). In 1968 the Department of Agronomy was combined with the Department of Horticulture to form the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, Mar. 26, 2013 (Department of Agronomy; 1922-1968, department within the College of Applied Science at Brigham Young University; focused on agricultural sciences; included courses on general agriculture, farm management, cereal crops, forage crops, root crops, soil physics and geology, soil fertility, soil management and survey, agricultural chemistry, and soil bacteriology; department chairmen included: Thomas L. Martin (1922-1951), Raymond B. Farnsworth (1952-1954), Merrill J. Hallam (1955-1957), R. Chase Allred (1958-1960), and Raymond B. Farnsworth (1961-1968); administered by department chair, under direction of college dean; associated with the College of Applied Science (1922-1954) and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1954-1968); in 1968 the Department of Agronomy was combined with the Department of Horticulture to form the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Society of Agronomy student chapter certificates

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: UA 5692
Scope and Contents Consist of two certificates establishing a student chapter of the American Society of Agronomy on Brigham Young University campus. Dated 1935-1936.
Dates: 1935-1936

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