Church Teachers College. Dept. of Agriculture

In 1909, Brigham Young University renamed and refocused the mission of its College. The Church Teachers College absorbed the College's departments but centered their energies into thoroughly preparing collegiate students to become high school educators. The Department of Agriculture was not carried over after the name change but was reorganized in 1910. In 1920, when the College was split into the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education, the Department of Agriculture retained its name and function under the administration of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Variant names

Church Teachers College. Agriculture Dept.


Established: 1910

Abolished: 1920

Location: Provo, Utah (1910-1920)


The Department of English was responsible for the teaching of courses in Agronomy, Horticulture, and Animal Husbandry.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Agriculture was part of the Church Teachers College, the higher-education branch of Brigham Young University. William H. Homer served as Department Chairman for the 1910/1911 school year. Amos N Merrill served from 1911 to 1920.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Church Teachers College (1910-1920)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. College. Dept. of Agriculture (1909)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. School of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Agriculture (1920)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1910-1911: p. 18 (part of the Church Teachers College) p. 41 (Department of Agriculture, courses listed)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1906-1907: p. 49 (Department of Agriculture)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p. 492 (department chairman: William H. Homer, 1907-1911; Amos N. Merrill, 1911-1920)

Record ID: EAC-2009-00037

Creator: UPB