Our History

The following timeline gives an overview of the changes that have occured over the years. Click on a year to learn more. The Leadership page provides a summary of department leadership.

1902 Department of Animal Husbandry formed
1919 Poultry Husbandry department formed
  View a history of the Department of Poultry Science, including significant accomplishments, in poster format: click here for pdf.
1929 Department of Dairying renamed Department of Dairy Technology
  (dairy herd and dairy products courses transferred to animal husbandry)
1943 Animal Science Hall of Fame started
1947 Dairy Department formed
1950 Dairy department renamed Dairy Science department
  View a history of the Department of Dairy Science, including significant accomplishments, in poster format: click here for pdf.
1951 Department of Animal Husbandry becomes Department of Animal Science
1952 Dairy Science Hall of Service started
1971 Department of Dairy Technology discontinued, and Department of Food Science and Nutrition formed
1994 Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science departments merge into Department of Animal Sciences