150 Years on AG Hill: Personalities, Politics, and the Development of Auburn Agriculture
Original Lecture Date and Time: April 17, 2006, at 4PM
Location: Special Collections & Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Speakers: Joe Yeager and Gene Stevenson
About the Speakers
Joe Yeager served as professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Auburn University and is co-author of Inside Ag Hill: The People and Events That Shaped Auburn’s Agricultural History from 1872 to 1999 (2000).
Gene Stevenson served as a faculty member and as head of the Department of Research Information of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and is co-author of Inside Ag Hill: The People and Events That Shaped Auburn’s Agricultural History from 1872 to 1999 (2000).
About the Lecture
Auburn University has had a mission to teach agriculture since 1872, when the state of Alabama accepted the provisions of the Morrill Act. In 1887 the Hatch Act provided federal funds to extend that mission into agricultural research. The Smith-Lever Act (1914) expanded the role to include agricultural extension. Since that time, teaching, research, and extension have been at the center of Auburn University’s mission, not only in agriculture, but other disciplines as well.