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Hodgson Family Papers
Number of sheets: 129 The Farmer, 1956. Typescript carbons - biweekly column written by Robert Hodgson for "The Farmer Magazine" - column topics included: farming techniques, crops, livestock, holidays, world events, animal husbandry, Southern Experiment Station, and Hodgson's personal views and reminiscences - tables of contents are included for each year. In August 1912, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents purchased 246 acres of land half a mile to the south and west of Waseca on the edge of the city limits. The Southeast Demonstration Farm and Experiment Station began operations in 1913. In 1925, the Southeast Demonstration and Experiment Station became the Southeast Experiment Station. In 1941, with an additional land purchase, the station totaled 598 acres. Land was set aside for the Southern School of Agriculture which admitted its first students in 1953. In 1969, the Southern School of Agriculture evolved into the University of Minnesota Technical College-Waseca then it was renamed as the University of Minnesota-Waseca, sharing land with the newly named Southern Experiment Station (SES). Finally, in 1999, the Southern Experiment Station became the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC).