18 150th Year Anniversary of US Department of Agriculture-Celebration of Agricultural Research History

Oral Session
Special Sessions The purpose of this symposium would be to convene several historians(non SSSA Members) from many of the USDA agencies as well as history buffs interested in the subject from within the Societies to cover the history of US Agricultural research associated with USDA and its applications to US economy and the world.


Z Series Special Sessions
Sunday, October 21, 2012: 10:00 AM-5:05 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233, Level 2

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Maxine Levin
10:05 AM
Overview of the History of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Susan H. Fugate, USDA-National Agricultural Library
10:50 AM
Beginning of USDA-Division of Chemistry 1860-1890.
Richard Ferguson, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; Larry West, USDA-NRCS
11:40 AM
Harvey Wiley's Poison Squad: Food Additive Safety.
Suzanne W. Junod, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
12:05 PM
1:05 PM
Perceptions of Soil Erosion in the Early Soil Survey, 1899-1929.
Sam R. Stalcup, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; Gregory Scott, USDA-NRCS
1:30 PM
1862 A Conversation with Congressman Justin Morrill (VT).
Jon D. Vrana, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
2:20 PM
Rural Life and Rural Development 1900-2000.
Gary Bojes, USDA-Rural Development
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
The USDA Yearbooks of Agriculture: Snapshots of 142 Years of USDA History.
Samuel J. Indorante, USDA-NRCS; Gary Struben, USDA-NRCS; Susan H. Fugate, USDA-National Agricultural Library
3:25 PM
History of Food Safety(Meat and Poultry Inspection) in the US.
Philip Derfler, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
3:50 PM
Contributions of George Washington Carver and 1890 Schools to US Agriculture.
Lillian Woods, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
4:15 PM
Historical International Contribution of USDA Soil Survey.
Thomas Reinsch, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
4:40 PM
5:05 PM
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