The Ralph S. Besse Thesis, Agriculture as a Career, was submitted to the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in 1913. Besse served as a farm management extension specialist and administrator in the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1922 until his retirement in 1953.
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An oral history interview with Besse is held in the History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings Collection (OH 03).
The OSU Archives holdings include many collections pertaining to agriculture. Besse's work at Oregon State College is documented in the Agricultural Experiment Station (RG 25) and College of Agricultural Sciences (RG 158) Records.