Description: J. Ritchie Cowan and Dr. Joseph S. Butts, 1950s. Using radioactive materials in fundamental research with corn pollination are J. Ritchie Cowan, assistant agronomist (left) and Dr. Joseph S. Butts, biochemist in charge. Butts was Professor of Agricultural Chemistry from 1939-1961 and Department Head from 1946-1961. A focus of his interest was utilizing atomic energy for peaceful means.
Source: Experiment Station Publications Photo Collection (P 132)
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