Wilbur O. Hedrick

Wilbur O. Hedrick

Ph.D., 1909. University of Michigan
MS., 1896. Michigan Agricultural College
BS., 1891. Michigan Agricultural College

Former Chair, Professor Emeritus

Economics (when AEC/AFRE was part of the Economics Department)
Michigan State University

AEC/AFRE Faculty, 1891 to 1938 (47 years)


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Students Mentored


  • Professor Hedrick taught the first course in agricultural economics - Economics 2, “Agricultural Economics” to college degree students at MAC in 1911.  
  • In 1913, he taught the first course in farmer cooperatives, Economics 3, and this was probably the second such course taught in the United States.  
  • Dr. Hedrick also taught the first course in agricultural marketing, Economics 12, “Marketing of Farm Products”, in 1916.  
  • He was a humorous and effective teacher.