VIDEO: George Washington Carver and Agricultural Innovation

National Association of Scholars

George Washington Carver had a genius for agriculture, a genius that allowed him to challenge prevailing norms and take a fresh look at topics that others considered settled. From peanut butter to soil rotation techniques, modern agriculture owes much to Carver's work.

What were George Washington Carver's contributions to modern agricultural science? What challenges did he face, and how did he overcome them?

This event features Gary Kremer, Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and adjunct Professor of History at the University of Missouri; William Federer, author of over 20 books and Senior Fellow at the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship; and Mark Hersey, an Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University and author of My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver. You may find links to the speakers' books by clicking here

Photo by Unknown,“George Washington Carver,” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library.

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