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First Ag Engineering Degree


Southeast of Davidson Hall

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"The first agricultural engineering degree in the world was granted at Iowa State University in 1910. J. Brownlee Davidson led the development of the discipline which applied engineering and agricultural sciences to biological systems. The graduate, Jacob E. Waggoner, became widely known, organizing similar departments at other universities, and specializing in rural electrification and agricultural communications. Today, universities around the world have agricultural and/or biological engineering departments."