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Evan F. Ferrin | 1961

Professor Ferrin was one of the nation’s most respected swine judges and a leading swine scientist, pioneering swine improvement through carcass evaluation and production testing.

1888-1970 | Artist: Joseph Allworthy (1892-1991)



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Early in his career, Evan Ferrin taught at Texas A&M and his alma mater, Iowa State College. From 1918 to 1920, he was associate professor at Kansas State College, and then from 1920 until his retirement in 1956, he served at the University of Minnesota, becoming the head of the Animal Husbandry Department in 1949.


Professor Ferrin was one of the nation’s most respected swine judges and a leading swine scientist, pioneering swine improvement through carcass evaluation and production testing. The American Society of Animal Science presented his portrait.



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