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Milton Preston Jarnagin, Jr. | 1951

Updated: May 1

Head of the Animal Husbandry Department of the Agricultural College of the University of Georgia for over 40 years.

1881-1956 | Artist: Joseph Allworthy (1892-1991)



Impact & Accomplishments


Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry at the University of Georgia (1907-1948), Milt Jarnagin was born in Farmville, Virginia, raised in Tennessee, and educated at Iowa State University.


Known for his sense of humor and public relations skills, Jarnagin established a Saddle & Sirloin Club for students at the University of Georgia and started the Little International Livestock Show there.


He was a recognized Jersey classifier for the American Jersey Breeders Association and a popular judge. Professor Jarnagin was also an outspoken advocate for better forage protection.





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