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Unformatted text preview: 6 Lecture 30 In 1903, Bailey temporarily left research behind as he became dean of the College of Agriculture, which was established as a separate state-supported college within the university in 1904. During the 10 years that Bailey served as dean, the college grew rapidly. The faculty increased from 11 to over 100, and student enrollment grew proportion ately, from 100 to 1400. Funding was acquired for buildings and for the func- tions of teaching, extension, and research. The departments of pomology, vegetable crops, and f oriculture were established, as well as the foundations for what would later become rural sociology. By 1913, the road was well paved for American colleges of agricul ture to ful F ll what Bailey felt should be their three proper functions: teaching, the discovery of truth through research, and extending their work to all the population. In 1903, Bailey was a cofounder and F rst president of the F rst professional society for horticulturists, the (Ameri can) Society for Horticultural Science, which gave a large boost to the estab-...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
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