Iowa State University Farm Operations Club
Scope and Content
This collection (1948-[ongoing]) contains notebooks of the secretary, meeting minutes, membership information, newsletters, articles, photographs from various activities and functions, reports, memorabilia, certificates, a guestbook, financial records, two scrapbooks, an original Farm Op Crest drawing, a plaque, and slides.
Language of Materials
Open for research.
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Beginning in 1944, Iowa State began offering a program in Farm Operations leading to a certificate after completing two years of study or a Bachelor of Science degree after four years. The program's primary purpose was to meet the interests and needs of students who had chosen farming as their life work and were limited to the amount of time they could spend in college.
The Farm Op Club was organized to provide non-classroom opportunities for these students, develop leadership skills, and build relationships between students and faculty. Activities over the years have included an annual banquet, picnic, tour to farming operations in the Midwest, operation of a concession stand at VEISHEA, and other activities.
Additionally, the Farm Op Club provides scholarships each year to students within the curriculum who demonstrate high achievements in academics, leadership, and service to the community. Membership is open any student interested and meetings are held each month.
5.76 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes)
This collection is organized chronologically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- College students--Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Minutes (administrative records) Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
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- Reports Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- RS 22/5/0/23. Iowa State University Farm Operations Club, 1948-2001
- April 12, 2019
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