The lecture series is named for M. L. Wilson, who made significant contributions to Montana agriculture during the early 20th century. Wilson was Montana's first county Extension agent in 1912 and then served as State Extension Agent Leader for eight years. Following his Extension appointments, he was a professor and department head for the Montana State College Department of Agricultural Economics. Wilson left Montana for Washington, D.C., in 1933. In Washington, he served as chief economist in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and both as Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary of the USDA. Wilson was also active in several foundations that focused on world agricultural issues. This year marks the 125th anniversary of M.L. Wilson's birth.
The lecture is being held in conjunction with Agriculture Appreciation Weekend at MSU. Numerous other public events are planned for the weekend, including the Agriculture and Energy Conference, dedication of the new Animal Bioscience Building and the Celebrating Agriculture Social. For more information on Agriculture Appreciation Weekend please visit http://ag.montana.edu/excellence/agappreciation.htm. For more information about the M.L. Wilson Lecture please contact Keri Hayes at (406) 994-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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