Agronomy Department Celebrates 100 Years
April 24, 2003 10(6):45-46
Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist
The University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department is celebrating its 100th
anniversary on May 22. Many changes have happened in our department over the years.
Most of the change is for the better, and we want to stop for a brief moment and
celebrate what the Agronomy department has accomplished.
You can see what is planned for the Centennial Celebration by visiting the Agronomy
web site (http://agronomy.wisc.edu).
During the morning there will also be a brief history of the department presented
by Dwayne Rohweder and Dave Dickson. We are also writing an extensive history of
the department. After the history presentation, we will hear from several outside
speakers (Brad Biddick, Dirk Drost, and Scott Christiansen) who were either students
in Agronomy or very closely allied with it. They have been asked to talk about what
our future might look like.
There will be a lunch at Carson Gully that will also include the Wisconsin Distinguished
Graduate Fellowship Recognition Program. After lunch, people can go on one of two
prearranged tours or informally visit past friends. The day will finish with a garden
party at the O.N Allen Centennial Gardens.
If you would like to help us celebrate our centennial, contact Sandy Bennett (608-262-9928)
for registration information or register on the web at http://www.cals.wisc.edu/cos/Current%20Programs.html.