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Scientific Approach to Agriculture

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Scientific Approach to Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
1. Scientific Approach to Agriculture Marker
Inscription. In 1893 the College of Agriculture's emerging science-based approach to agriculture was emphatically demonstrated to farmers and Wisconsin citizens by the postmortem verification of a tuberculosis test for cattle. Organized by University of Wisconsin bacteriologist Harry L. Russell, the slaughter of the exceptionally fine University dairy herd verified the accuracy of the test to a doubting audience. Acceptance of the test helped pave the way to control of tuberculosis in animals and humans. Russell, who succeeded William A. Henry as dean in 1907, was known as the "Science Dean" because of his emphasis on research.
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.505′ N, 89° 24.906′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Linden Drive 0.1 miles west of Babcock Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Stock Pavilion on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1675 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals (within shouting
Scientific Approach to Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
2. Scientific Approach to Agriculture Marker
The marker is in front of the Stock Pavilion.
distance of this marker); Preventing Endemic Goiter (within shouting distance of this marker); Understanding Immunity (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction (about 500 feet away); Disease-Resistant Plants (about 500 feet away); First Reliable Test of Milk Quality (about 500 feet away); The Land Ethic (about 600 feet away); Mass Production of Penicillin (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsEducationScience & Medicine
 
Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
3. Agricultural Hall
According to the UW web site, "Built in 1902, Agricultural Hall was designed as the administrative and research home of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The building remains almost entirely unmodified and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985."
Auditorium and Library, Hall of Agriculture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
4. Auditorium and Library, Hall of Agriculture
The back entrance to Agricultural Hall
Detail on Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
5. Detail on Agricultural Hall
Symbol of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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