Description: Photograph taken by Albert B. Graham ca. 1910. Caption on back reads "An agricultural extension school being held in an Ohio county court room but can't locate. These schools were held for 5 days in most counties from 1909 to 1915." Based on his experiences as a school superintendent in rural Ohio, Graham advocated for the consolidation of rural schools and promoted agricultural education. He is best known as the founder of the Boys and Girls Agricultural Clubs which became the organization known as 4-H. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: MSS194AV_B08F02_852_001 Subjects: Agricultural education; Cultural Ohio--Education; Societies and clubs; Places: Ohio
Description: Students who were members of the first class in agriculture at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, ca. 1908. In 1871, Henry Solomon Lehr established Ohio Northern University in Ada as the Northwestern Ohio Normal School. Originally, the school was to just train teachers, but it soon began offering other majors designed to meet the needs of its students. To reflect this expanded curriculum, the school was renamed the Ohio Normal University in 1885. From its beginnings, the institution was coeducational. In 1903, Ohio Normal University became Ohio Northern University. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01109 Subjects: Agricultural education; Cultural Ohio--Education; Ohio Northern University Places: Ada (Ohio); Hardin County (Ohio)
Ohio State University Agriculture Experiment StationSave
Description: The Ohio State University Agricultural Experiment Station in Wooster, Ohio. This property would later become Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. The aims of this organization are to find ways to produce better crops to provide for the needs of an ever-growing world population. They also want to keep Ohio competitive in the field of agriculture through their work, finding ways to create more efficient crops that are also better for consumers. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL06543 Subjects: Agricultural experimentation--Ohio; Wayne County (Ohio); Cultural Ohio--Education Places: Wooster (Ohio); Wayne County (Ohio)
Description: Author-conservationist Louis Bromfield giving a lecture about soil at Malabar Farm, Richland County, Ohio, ca. 1940-1949. Bromfield (1896-1956) received the Pulitzer Prize for his book Early Autumn in 1927 and wrote 30 best-selling books during his 32-year literary career. In 1939, he created his dream, Malabar Farm, where he could demonstrate sound soil and water conservation practices and teach others about sustainable agriculture. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00642 Subjects: Agricultural conservation; Cultural Ohio--Education; Malabar Farm Places: Lucas (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)
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