One hundred years ago, in 1904, Liberty Hyde Bailey and New York State farmers convinced the State Legislature to support a College of Agriculture at Cornell University, a largely private institution that had been established in 1865 as New York’s land-grant institution. Since then the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has gone on to achieve worldwide fame and recognition.
As part of the College’s centennial celebration, a symposium will be held in Ithaca in September 2004. Its organizers seek historical papers on the subjects including state support of higher education in agriculture; Cornell University and agriculture; New York State and agriculture; achievements of alumni, faculty, and staff of CALS, the Green Revolution, and other agricultural institutions internationally; and related topics in the history of the agricultural sciences (horticulture, soils, entomology, animal science, etc).
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for papers and sessions is May 15, 2004. Proposals or any inquiries should be sent to Prof. Margaret W. Rossiter, via the address or email below.
Prof. Margaret W. Rossiter
Department of Science and Technology Studies
331 Rockefeller Hall
Ithaca, New York, USA 14853 Email: email@example.com
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