Homer C. Price

Homer C. Price, 1875-1943, was an unusual individual who had two noteworthy careers in agriculture - one in the academic setting, the other in agricultural production.  Within the academic setting, he served as an inspirational leader, an educator and a pomologist.  On his 275 acre farm, his innovative practices in pomology, especially in apple and peach production, gave him national recognition.

Prior to being named as The Ohio State University's Dean of the College of Agriculture in 1903, he taught horticulture at OSU and at Iowa State University.  During his 12 years as Dean, the enrollment within the college grew by 450 percent to 1,234 students, which was over one-third of the entire student body.  He helped in creating the Agricultural Extension Service and in hiring A. B. Graham, the founder of 4-H, as it first "Superintendent."