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View Resource Historical Publications of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

Kansas State University has placed online a fine collection of historical reports, bulletins, and circulars published by their Agricultural Experiment Station since 1888. These publications cover a range of topics typical for a state university agricultural extension department, from technical reports to notice of an egg-laying contest. These should be useful to anyone studying or interested in...

https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/historicpublications/
View Resource The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture

This highly valuable research Website provides "a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century." Currently, the site holds 846 monographs comprising over 315,766 pages covering subjects such as "agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,...

http://chla.library.cornell.edu/
View Resource Peanuts, Pecans, and Peas, Please

This EconEdLink lesson plan from the National Council on Economic Education focuses on how George Washington Carver helped save agriculture in the South by creating a national demand for peanut products. While the discussion questions that accompany the lesson focus mainly on economic concepts, the lesson as a whole provides an excellent, interdisciplinary way to learn about nitrogen fixation and...

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/peanuts-pecans-and-peas...
View Resource William Penn Brooks and the Sapporo Agricultural College

This website presents the digitized collection of correspondence and other ephemera of William Penn Brooks, of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. From 1877 to 1888, Brooks helped organize and run the Sapporo Agricultural College in Japan, which had been established by the Massachusetts Agricultural College, faculty and students, in Hokkaido, Japan. Most of the correspondence is between...

http://scua.library.umass.edu/digital/brooks.htm
View Resource The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture

How did people raise pigs in the 19th century? What were people talking about in the journal of Agricultural History in 1965? These are but a few of the questions answered in the documents contained within The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture website. Created by staff members at the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University, the site contains important agricultural texts from the...

http://chla.mannlib.cornell.edu/
View Resource In California, a rather unique museum looks for a new home

The Saddest, Scariest Story About a Dying Banana Museum Ever http://gawker.com/5499699/the-saddest-scariest-story-about-a-dying-banana-museum-ever Bananas: A Storied Fruit With An Uncertain Future [Real Player] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19097412 The Banana Club Museum http://www.bananaclub.com/InsideMuseum.htm National Apple...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2010/0326
View Resource Utah State University Digital Library: Animal Bells

Animal belling traditions started in Africa over 5,000 years ago. Today bells are used on animals around the world, and this rather novel collection from the Utah State University Libraries takes a look at how bells "create relationships with cultures, landscapes, and livestock." The collection is based on the works of Thad Box, retired dean of Utah State University's College of Natural Resources....

http://digital.lib.usu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/Bells
View Resource Farm, Field and Fireside: Agricultural Newspaper Collection

What did newspapers mean to the rural frontier? They were (and are) vital sources of information about everything from big city life to the changing rural landscape around farmers and other folks far from city life. This digital newspaper collection from the University of Illinois was made possible with funding from a wide range of organizations, including the Institute of Museum and Library...

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https://www.library.illinois.edu/hpnl/newspapers/results_ful...