Gerald Heebink (1895-1956) was an extension diaryman in the West Virginia University College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics from 1935 to 1956. Records consist of papers related to Heebink's work with artificial breeders' cooperatives; various national diary associations, including the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, the West Virginia Jersey Cattle Club, Guernsey cattle clubs, and the National Eight Point Dairy Program; and the dairy extension, chiefly from 1936 to 1956. Materials include annual reports, handbooks, speeches, clippings, articles, and press releases.
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The West Virginia Agricultural College was established in 1867 as a land-grant university. Its name was changed the following year to West Virginia University. The Agricultural College of West Virginia University was established in 1895 as a separate college, and by 1912 it offered instruction, research by the Agricultural Experiment Station, and state services through agricultural extension work. In 1936, the College of Agriculture became the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics, and in 1987 it was renamed the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences. Gerald Heebink (1895-1956) was an extension dairyman in the college from 1935 to 1956.
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A&M 1142, West Virginia University, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics, Records of Gerald Heebink, Extension Dairyman, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/4382 Accessed June 04, 2020.