The Historic Commemoration Committee of ASABE (M-170), in cooperation with local sections, has been selecting and recognizing historic developments in agricultural and biological engineering in the United States for more than 90 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. 

Have an Idea for an ASABE Historic Landmark?
ASABE's Historic Commemoration Committee (M-170), in cooperation with geographic units of ASABE, has been selecting and recognizing historic developments in agricultural and biological engineering in the United States for since 1926. In that time the Society has established 59 landmarks.

Do you know of a significant technological development that is deserving of ASABE recognition? Are you interested in submitting a proposal? Nominations for historic commemoration may be initiated by individuals or ASABE geographic units, communities, or national committees. Endorsement by an ASABE geographic unit in the vicinity of potential plaque location(s) is required and commits the endorser to helping with site selection and dedication planning, as well as to providing some financial support of the endeavor. If you have questions regarding a nomination or developing one, feel free to contact Bob Gustafson.

Nomination Guidelines
Nomination Form

Historic Landmark - Individual Summaries

ASABE Historic Landmarks
1. Ives Hall, The Ohio State University   

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 Irrigation

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, Galvanized 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

59. Cooperative Program of Rural Electrification

60. Vermeer Large Round Baler