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
- 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.