Interview SummaryIn this final interview with C. Oran Little, he describes the many different facilities of the UK College of Agriculture throughout his career at the University of Kentucky. He talks about the construction of athletic facilities where agricultural buildings were once located. He recalls that when the field house was built, the construction crew hit a septic tank from an old barn resulting in a lot of confusion. In 2002, right before this interview it was announced that several programs from the College of Human Environmental Sciences would be coming back to the College of Agriculture and that the College of Human Environmental Sciences would be disbanded. Little provides his opinion on this event, and describes a preliminary report called the "Hack Report" which called for the reduction in the number of colleges on UK's campus, but was not implemented. Little also addresses the need for laboratory space and state-of-the-art classrooms for the College of Agriculture. He recalls that in the early and mid-1960s, the college had built excellent animal facilities, but by the 1990s, all of those facilities were worn out. Little talks about the good animal nutrition program that the Animal Science Department developed in the labs at Coldstream. He states that when the university decided that they were going to take over Coldstream, the College of Agriculture went without decent animal facilities for almost 10 years and their lost the competitive edge
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Little, C. Oran Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 24 Jul. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Little, C.O. (2002, July 24). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. C. Oran Little Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Little, C. Oran, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. July 24, 2002, C. Oran Little Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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