We're celebrating two Centennials this year. One is for Purdue University for its 100 years of service to people. The other is for John H. Bone, Lafayette, for nearly 100 years of loyalty to the agricultural profession.
Born on June 19, 1869, Mr. Bone graduated from Ohio State University in 1893. In 1896, he became Assistant to the President and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma A & 1).
In 1900, he started farming in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. For many years, he was a Farmers Institute speaker. He is a charter member of the Indiana Farm Bureau and, in 1920, attended the Purdue Winter Short Course. In 1938, he became the first president of the Tipmont R.E.M.C.
For 16 years, Mr. Bone was a director of the Indiana Wool Growers Association. He is a life member of the Indiana Corn Growers Association. In 1963, he received the "Outstanding Corriedale Sheep Breeder of the Year" award from the American Corriedale association.
The ultimate goal of every person is to achieve a long life well lived.
J. H. Bone has achieved a full measure of both and has, in turn, converted his many years and extraordinary talent to the good of his profession and his fellow man. We salute you, sir.