College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Funding for Agricultural Experiment Station
Under the Hatch Act, the federal government provided $15,000 to each state for agricultural experiment stations.
Agricultural Experiment Station transferred
The Agricultural Experiment Station is transferred from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to the North Carolina College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts.
- 1897 North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station moves to the A&M campus
- 1900 (circa) Division of Agronomy created
Second female student
Eula Louisa Dixon takes a course in dairying, becoming the second female student at A&M.
The Biological Club
With the beginning of a fall term, a small number of students became interested in Biology, and desiring to further promote their interests developed the Biological Club.
Valentine Party, 1902
Prof. and Mrs. Massey gave a Valentines Party to the agricultural students.
Dean of Agriculture position created
The Dean of Agriculture position is created and first held by Charles B. Williams, though the School of Agriculture would not be established until 1923. This is the first position of Dean at NC State. Williams serves as Dean until 1923.
Swine demonstration, Pullen Hall
Swine Extension agents set up a demonstration in front of the old Pullen Hall during the Farmers Convention, August 27-29, 1919.
- 1923 School of Agriculture established
Apple Judging Team
The State College Apple Judging Team wins third place at the Intercollegiate Apple Judging Contest in Atlantic City, NJ.
Benjamin Wesley Kilgore becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1925.
Agriculture Club social event
The Agriculture Club of State College hosts a "Barn-warming" for visiting farmers at Thompson Gym.
Ira Obed Schaub becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1945 while he is simultaneously director of Agricultural Extension.
B.W. Wells lecture
Dr. B.W. Wells gives a lecture on plant evolution as part of the Phi Kappa Phi lecture series.
Cows cause damage to campus
Four prize cows step on an electrical wire, costing State College over $3,500 in damages.
First female M.S. recipients in Agricultural Chemistry
Margaret Kramer and Martha S. Richard become the first women to receive M.S. degrees in agricultural chemistry.
First annual Livestock Day
State College's new dairy barns are dedicated as part of the college's first annual Livestock Day.
Kings and Queens of Health
District kings and queens of health at the 4-H Short Course. NC State has traditionally hosted youth groups on campus during the summers. The North Carolina 4-H Short Courses, State Club Weeks, and State Congresses have been held at NC State since the 1920s.
U.S.S. Tyrrell Launched
State 4-H Club Leader L. R. Harrill and others watch as the U.S.S. Tyrrell is launched from Wilmington. North Carolina 4-H helped fund and name two warships during World War II.
Leonard David Baver becomes Dean
He serves in the position until 1948.
James Harold Hilton, Dean
He serves in the position until 1952.
School of Agriculture reorganization
The School of Agriculture was reorganized, bringing three fields of work - teaching, research, and extension - into the direct orbit of the School.
Farm and Home Week
Governor W. Kerr Scott and others receiving guests at the governors mansion during North Carolina Cooperative Extensions Farm and Home Week.
Robert W. Scott graduates
Scott later became the 67th Governor of North Carolina, 1969-1973.
Dean Wallace Colvard becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1960.
Peru Project established
The Peru Project is established, a cooperative effort between NC State, the Foreign Operations Administration (U.S. Agency for International Development), and the government of Peru to develop programs in agricultural and textile research, extension, and education.
Demonstration of a fistulated cow
Farmers watched a demonstration of North Carolina State Colleges fistulated cow during Farm and Home Week in June 1956. NC Cooperative Extension Service demonstrations like this helped to share knowledge gained at NC State with farmers throughout North Carolina.
"'Baccy Time in the South"
Mrs. H. H. Weathers, a member of the Wake County Home Demonstration Club, performed in "Baccy Time in the South" as a part of the Farm and Home Week talent night.
To promote June as National Dairy Month, the 1958 Dairy Princess posed with a carton of ice cream in the dairy factory.
Jim Hunt graduates
Hunt later earned an MS in 1962. He became the 69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina (19771985, and 19932001), making him the state's longest service chief executive.
Agricultural Policy Institute established
The Agricultural Policy Institute is established, and is one of only two such organizations in the United States.
Department of Chemistry relocated
The Department of Chemistry is transferred from the School of Agriculture to the School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics.
Herman Brooks James becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1970.
Harrelson Hall opens
Named for former chancellor John William Harrelson, Harrelson Hall opened to the public for the first time as part of the School of Agriculture's Open House. At the time the building seated 3,429 people.
Lady Bird Johnson visits
Lady Bird Johnson, wife of Vice President Lyndon Johnson, visits the School of Agriculture.
Escaped pig captured
A pig which escaped from the Animal Disease Lab is captured in the ladies' restroom in Winston Hall.
T. Ming Chu graduates
Chu later developed a prostate cancer detection test that saves countless lives.
National Science Foundation grant
NC State received its first NSF grant to create a science development plan in order to strengthen faculties in the biosciences; support materials, mechanics and electrotechnics in engineering; and support the social sciences.
New tobacco harvesting equipment
William E. Splinter, on the faculty of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, with tobacco harvesting equipment that he helped develop. Throughout the history of North Carolina State University, research and development conducted by its faculty and students have assisted North Carolina farmers.
First Woman to Edit Agri-Life
Sarah Sheffield became the first woman to edit Agri-Life, the student publication of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Sheffield majored in wildlife biology and received a BS in 1970 and an MS in 1977.
- 1971 Institute of Biological Sciences dissolved
International Potato Center established
The International Potato Center is established in Peru by NC State and the Peruvian government, in an effort to increase the world's supply of white potatoes.
James Edward Legates becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1986.
- 1984 Clover All Over Published
Durward Franklin Bateman becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1997.
Schools become Colleges
Eight of the university's academic schools are redesignated as colleges.
Knowledge Is Power Published
Authored by William L. Carpenter and Dean W. Colvard, the college published Knowledge Is Power : A History of the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, 1877-1984.
Johnny C. Wynne becomes dean
He serves in the position until retiring in 2012.
4-H Historical Exhibit
To commemorate more than 100 years of 4-H in North Carolina, an exhibit on the history of the organization was displayed in the D.H. Hill Library.
Family and Consumer Science History
Wilma Hammett, Jan Christensen, Joan Gosper Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Service: To Family, Community, and North Carolina, a history of the family and consumer science program in North Carolina. A print edition exists in the library.
Poultry Science department renamed
The department becomes the Prestage Department of Poultry Science after receiving a $10 million gift to honor Bill and Marsha Prestage, owners of the Prestage Farms poultry and pork production company.
- 9/15/2012 Richard H. Linton becomes dean
July 1, 2016
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education merged with the Department of Youth, Family and Community Sciences to become the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences