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First AG Degrees

 
 
First AG Degrees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. First AG Degrees Marker
Inscription. Penn State was the first U.S. university to award Baccalaureate (1861) and Graduate (1863) degrees in agriculture. This pioneering effort to formalize higher education in agriculture helped the agricultural sciences to become an accepted and vital part of higher education and America to become the world's premier agricultural nation.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 48.116′ N, 77° 51.809′ W. Marker is in University Park, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Curtin Road and Shortlidge Road, on the right when traveling north on Curtin Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Correspondence Courses (within shouting distance of this marker); Artificial Insemination (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Creamery (about 700 feet away); Nittany Lion Shrine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martin Luther King Jr. (approx. half a mile away); The Pennsylvania State University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Ten (approx. 0.7 miles away); Champions for Equality (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in University Park.
 
More about this marker.
First AG Degrees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. First AG Degrees Marker
Part of the Penn State Historical Markers program
 
Also see . . .  Penn State Historical Markers - First Ag Degrees. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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