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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline

1890s

1891

The College of Agriculture begins Farmers' Institutes at the request of the State Grange.

1899

Image: Peter Shields

Peter J. Shields, secretary of the California State Agricultural Society, becomes interested in dairy education after discussions with William H. Saylor, a colleague. Benjamin I. Wheeler becomes eighth UC president.