1908: "College on Wheels" first takes research to farmers

The “College on Wheels” begins as an educational train traveling across the state with cars for livestock and the exhibition of modern farm machinery and farming practices.

The first “College on Wheels,” an educational train, traveled the state with cars of livestock and exhibits of modern farm machinery and farming practices. College faculty delivered speeches to local farmers. At each town, the train was met with much fanfare, drawing crowds of up to 5,000 people. The train eventually visited 150 towns and reached about 150,000 farmers.