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ASABE Historic Landmarks

The Historic Commemoration Committee of ASABE (M-170), in cooperation with local sections, has been selecting and recognizing historic developments in agricultural engineering in the United States for more than 75 years. The first recognition-of Ives Hall on the Ohio State University campus-took place in 1926. The most significant events in agricultural and biological engineering are continually being identified and commemorated. To learn more about the nomination process, follow the Nominations link at left.

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Historic Landmark - Individual Summaries

To see plaque wordings and photos of individual commemorations, the plaques that recognize them and related materials, select an event from the following list. 

1. Ives Hall 2. AE Building, University of Wisconsin 3. Claytile Drain
4. McCormick Reaper 5. Davidson Hall, Iowa State University 6. Pit Silo
7. John Deere Moldboard Plow 8. Moore Hascall Combine 9. Scoates Hall, Texas A & M University
10. Old Red Cotton Picker 11. New Holland Baler 12. Farmall Row Crop Tractor
13. Ann Arbor Baler 14. Nebraska Tractor Test Lab 15. Massey-Harris #20 Combine
16. Holt Track-Type Tractor 17. Holt Brothers Combine 18. Tower Silo
19. Parshall Flume 20. Cotton Gin 21. Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS)
22. Pickup Forage Harvester 23. Vegetated Waterways 24. Rain Bird Impact Drive Sprinkler Head
25. Soil Compaction Criteria 26. Corn Silage Harvester 27. FMC Sterilzer
28. Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem 29. Hume-Love Cutterbar & Reel 30. Center Pivot Irrigator
31. Luebben Round Baler 32. Pole Frame Buildings 33. Agricultural Aviation
34. Rubber Tractor Tires 35. Intenal Combustion Tractor 36. Shielded Corn Snapping Rolls
37. Slotted Inlet Ventilation 38. Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow 39. Grain Aeration
40. Cotton Module Builder 41. Universal Soil Loss Equation 42. Rumely Oilpull Tractor
43. Skid Steer Loader 44. Air-Inflated, Double-Layer Polyethlene Greenhouse 45. UC-Blackwelder Tomato Harvester
46. Noble Blade Cultivator 47. ASABE Headquarters 48. Laser Beam Automatic Grade-Control System
49. First Self-Propelled Combine 50. Self-Leveling Control for Hillside Combine 51. The Oliver Chilled Cast-Iron Plow
52. The First Flaked Cereal 53. The Red Wing Project on Utilization of Electricity in Agriculture 54. The Circular, Corrugated, Galvinized Steel Grain Bin
55. Once-Over Mechanical Harvesting of Cucumbers 56. Anhydrous Ammonia Application Technology 57. The USDA Small Watershed Program
58. Original USDA-ARS Experimental Watersheds



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