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Ernest E. Behn papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/13

Scope and Content

The collection (1975-1982, undated) contains correspondence, testimonials from farmers, news clippings, photographs, publicity files, and drafts of the manuscript for Behn's book More Profit with Less Tillage. The collection also includes the final work, published by the Wallace-Homestead Book Company in 1977.

Dates

  • 1975-1982, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Ernest E. Behn was born on an Iowa farm on July 19, 1916. He received a B.S. (1940) from Iowa State College (University) in animal husbandry. After serving in the military, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Boone County, Iowa. In 1965 he was named conservationist of the year by the National Wildlife Federation and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. In 1975 he was named no-till farmer of the year by No-Till Farmer Magazine. Behn is the author of a work on conservation tillage, More Profit with Less Tillage (1977).



Ernest Behn married Marvel A. Stine in 1943. They had four children: Connie, Dennis, Jerry, and Rebecca. Behn passed away on May 13, 2010.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Abstract

Conservationist and farmer from Boone County, Iowa. Ernest E. Behn was born on an Iowa farm and received a B.S. (1940) from Iowa State College (University). After serving in the military, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Boone County, Iowa. In 1965 he was named conservationist of the year by the National Wildlife Federation and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. In 1975 he was named no-till farmer of the year by No-Till Farmer Magazine. Behn is the author of a work on conservation tillage, More Profit with Less Tillage (1977). This collection contains correspondence, testimonials from farmers, news clippings, photographs, publicity files, and drafts of the manuscript for Behn's book.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 21/7/13. Ernest E. Behn papers, 1975-1982, undated
Date
December 3, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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