UVM Extension Centennial (1913-2013)
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Professor of Animal Science and UVM Extension Dairy Specialist, 1953 - 1989
Few people have had such influence on the dairy industry as Dr. Henry V. Atherton, who served as Extension Dairy Specialist and faculty member of the UVM Department of Animal Sciences from 1953 to 1989. Raised in the small town of Glover in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Henry was involved in agriculture from an early age. His chicken projects in 4-H taught him the value of good record-keeping, and the family farm, consisting of four cows, a couple of pigs, and a large vegetable garden kept the family going during the Depression. As Henry recalls "we had everything but money."
State 4-H Leader, 1968 - 2002
From 1968 to 2002, Mary Carlson lived and breathed the ideals of 4-H Positive Youth Development while employed at UVM Extension. From the beginning, Mary understood that 4-H was much more than showing dairy cattle or horses at state fairs, it was about building the citizens of tomorrow.
Bennington County Agricultural Agent, 1952 - 1986
From 1952 to 1986, John Page was known as "Mr. Agriculture" in southern Vermont, and Bennington County in particular. His 34 years as a county agricultural agent was unrivaled in its scope and depth. His area of expertise was agronomy, but he knew as much about human behavior as he did about birdsfoot trefoil.
Addison County Agricultural Agent, 1940 - 1982
Lucien Paquette was born and raised on a farm in Craftsbury, Vermont. He graduated from Craftsbury Senior High School in 1935, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont in 1940. Upon graduation Paquette went to work as a UVM Grand Isle County Extension Agent in agriculture and youth.
Winston Arthur Way
Agronomist, 1954 - 1986
Winston Arthur Way, more commonly known as Win Way by his friends and audiences throughout Vermont, New England, and Quebec, grew up in North Hero, where his father and grandfather ran the Irving House and a small diversified farm. It was on the farm where Win gained his early interest in agriculture, plants and soils, but it was in Burma, India and China, during World War II, where he found his calling as a soil scientist and educator.