The deans of the colleges of agriculture at three major land grant universities in the southeast presented their views on the importance of research to helping peanut growers survive challenging times.
From left to right, Mississippi State dean Dr. George Hopper, Auburn dean Dr. Paul Patterson, and University of Georgia dean Dr. Sam Pardue, all shared their stories of how the land grant universities are continuing the mission of Land-Grant College Act of 1862, also called the Morrill Act. That act of Congress provided grants of land to states to finance the establishment of colleges specializing in “agriculture and the mechanic arts.”
Listen to them here: Land Grants’ Role in Survival
2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Photo Album