Text: H.Res.956 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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109th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 956

Congratulating the Department of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture 
at Kansas State University for 100 years of excellent service to Kansas 
                              agriculture.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 26, 2006

 Mr. Moran of Kansas (for himself, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Ryun of Kansas, and 
  Mr. Moore of Kansas) submitted the following resolution; which was 
                referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Congratulating the Department of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture 
at Kansas State University for 100 years of excellent service to Kansas 
                              agriculture.

Whereas, in 2006, the Department of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at 
        Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, celebrates its centennial 
        year;
Whereas Kansas State Agricultural College was established under the Morrill Act 
        as the first land-grant college in the United States in 1863 and, in 
        July 1906, the Kansas Board of Regents established the Department of 
        Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at the Kansas State Agricultural 
        College;
Whereas, since its inception, the Department of Agronomy has exemplified the 
        land-grant mission by providing statewide leadership in teaching, 
        research, and extension programs in crop breeding, crop production, 
        range science, soil science, and weed science;
Whereas advances in sciences studied at the Department of Agronomy have had a 
        major impact in insuring the profitability of Kansas agriculture while 
        sustaining the natural resources and improving the livelihood of all 
        Kansans;
Whereas the faculty in the Department of Agronomy also have made significant 
        international contributions to world food production and natural 
        resources sustainability, including participation and leadership in 
        long-term projects in India, the Philippines, Nigeria, Morocco, and 
        Botswana;
Whereas the faculty in the Department of Agronomy have distinguished themselves 
        by receiving numerous university and national awards in teaching, 
        research, and extension and provided service and leadership for national 
        and international professional societies;
Whereas the faculty in the Department of Agronomy have conducted research for 
        sustainable, efficient crop and range production systems that conserve 
        natural resources and protect environmental quality;
Whereas, today, a majority of the acres of wheat and a significant number of 
        acres of alfalfa, soybean, and canola in Kansas are planted with 
        varieties developed in the Department of Agronomy;
Whereas the Department of Agronomy extension specialists have provided 
        information to producers and industry regarding soil fertility, 
        conservation of soil and water resources, tillage and production 
        systems, evaluation of crop varieties and hybrids, and protection of the 
        environment, thus, keeping Kansas agriculture efficient and competitive;
Whereas the Department of Agronomy faculty have prepared students in agronomy to 
        effectively serve agriculture and society by feeding the world and 
        protecting soil and water resources;
Whereas the alumni of the Department of Agronomy have distinguished themselves 
        in the public and private sectors as crop, soil, range, and weed science 
        professionals and have become farmers, extension agents, educators, 
        administrators, consultants, representatives, scientists, missionaries, 
        military officers, contractors, and a host of other professionals; and
Whereas many alumni of the Department of Agronomy have become leaders in their 
        communities, academia, industry, and government, contributing 
        significantly to world agriculture by making hybrid corn a reality, 
        developing seeds for the Green Revolution, developing sorghum into an 
        important crop, breeding ``Miracle Rice'' for Asia, and leading national 
        programs in wheat, barley, oat, and alfalfa: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved,  That the House of Representatives congratulates and 
commends the Department of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at 
Kansas State University for 100 years of excellent service to Kansas 
agriculture, the citizens of Kansas, the United States, and the world.
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