Dairy husbandry professor P.M. Brandt served on the Oregon State College faculty as head of the Dairy Husbandry Department from 1917 until his retirement in 1957.
He was born in Missouri and received his B.S. and A.M. degrees in agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1910 and 1913. Brandt fostered research related to both dairy production and dairy processing and was known for his advancement of the dairy industry in Oregon. He served as president of the Oregon Dairy Council and on numerous committees of the American Dairy Science Association.
Brandt was also active in civic affairs and local politics. He was a member of the Corvallis City Council from 1924 to 1933, Mayor of Corvallis in 1933-34, and served on various state committees.
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