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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Forging Agrarian Democracy

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Forging Agrarian Democracy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
1. Forging Agrarian Democracy Marker
Inscription. The modern discipline of agricultural and applied economics owes much to University of Wisconsin scholars Henry C. Taylor and Benjamin H. Hibbard for their seminal work on the economic, political, and social meaning of land ownership. Agricultural economists Kenneth H. Parsons and Raymond J. Penn continued and deepened Wisconsin's commitment to the traditions of land and institutional economics, emphasizing land-use planning and resources policy, public interest in private land, and the role of the family farm. After World War II the philosophies of these agricultural economists helped guide and democratize agrarian and land-tenure policies around the world.
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.515′ N, 89° 24.609′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Drive and Henry Mall, on the right when traveling west on Linden Drive. Click for map. The marker is on the east side of the steps to the front entrance of Agricultural Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
2. Agricultural Hall
The marker is on the right side of the steps by the sidewalk. 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."
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chamberlin Rock (about 400 feet away); Bird Effigy (about 400 feet away); Turtle Effigy (about 400 feet away); Pioneering Human Genetics (about 500 feet away); Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia (about 500 feet away); Discovery of Vitamins A and B (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationNotable Persons
 
Forging Agrarian Democracy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
3. Forging Agrarian Democracy Marker
After renovations to the area around Agricultural Hall, the marker was moved closer to the stairs.
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
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
 
 
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