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Field Laboratory, Agriculture Program 1912-1982/3
Courses in Agriculture were offered in the normal school as early as 1912. The goals were to prepare prospective teachers to teach grade school students in a variety of sciences and to offer a foundation in agriculture to those students interested in pursuing it as a career. More than fifty acres of land were used for school gardens

Tempe Normal Farm, 1920s

Tempe Normal Farm

with crops and raising of livestock and their products. In addition, fresh milk, meat and eggs were supplied to the dining hall.

In 1956 the college farm moved to a 320-acre site on Elliot and Price Road. Over the years, practical experience ensued with students working in all phases of agricultural production. The program was discontinued in 1982-83 and the land now is used for the present ASU Research Park.

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