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Milton Preston Jarnagin, Jr. | 1951

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

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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