Stockbridge School of Agriculture to celebrate 100 years

  • The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Courtesy photo

Published: 10/4/2018 11:21:44 PM

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s agriculture school is turning 100.

This weekend, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture will celebrate its centennial with several events on campus, culminating with a gala at the Student Union on Saturday evening. The school was established as a two-year course in 1918 at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in Amherst, and was named after its first professor, Levi Stockbridge, who eventually served as the college’s president.

“Stockbridge has always had the most close-knit alumni on our campus,” the school’s director, Wesley Autio, said in a statement announcing the events. “As we celebrate 100 years of success, it is my belief that our students, staff, faculty and alumni will continue to maintain an equally close connection to both our storied past and bright future.”

Events kick off with a reception Friday at 6 p.m. at Old Chapel. On Saturday at 9:30 a.m. there will be bus tours of several important school facilities, followed by lunch in the John W. Olver Design Building at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon events start at 2 p.m. and include a campus tree walk and tours of the new CNS Greenhouses, the Durfee Conservatory, the Olver Design Building and the Alpha Tau Gamma fraternity house.

The gala dinner will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. and will feature farm-to-table meals.

– DUSTY CHRISTENSEN




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