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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation.
 
Location. 40° 48.116′ N, 77° 51.809′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Curtin Road and Shortlidge Road, on the right when traveling north on Curtin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Correspondence Courses (within shouting distance of this marker); Jordan Soil Plots (within shouting distance of this marker); Artificial Insemination (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ag Experiment Station
First AG Degrees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. First AG Degrees Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Calorimeter (about 600 feet away); Ag Hill (about 600 feet away); The Creamery (about 700 feet away); Faculty Cottages (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
More about this 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 317 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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