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In 1888 when the Experiment Station was organized, Agricultural Chemistry was founded. It was first listed within the catalog of the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, in1894, as a separate department focusing on chemical work.

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Missouri State Chemists

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Among many chemists that served at the Agricultural Experiment Station, Dr. Paul Schweitzer (b. 03/01/1840, Berlin, Germany) is well noted for his many publications that include "Contributions from the Laboratory of the State University" and the "The heating value and proximate analysis is Missouri coal".


  • History of the State Chemist: "The role of the state chemist in the development of the US Fertilizer industry. Fert. Res. 28:217-220(1991) State Chemists
  • AOAC History