The Centennial of the Land-Grant college system is fittingly observed by the International Association of Milk and Food Sanitarians as it will be by many other professional and scientific groups. Much of the initiative to establish systematic and uniform procedures in the examination of milk products and many contributions to the scientific basis for a sound milk sanitation program came from workers in Land-Grant universities. Through their academic and extension teaching, the Land-Grant universities created a force of industry workers, milk sanitarians and dairy farmers who together elaborated and enforced the high standards of milk sanitation which give consumers of milk and dairy products in the United States protection unequalled in the world and which is an essential requirement for the success of our milk industry.

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1Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Milk and Food Sanitarians, Inc., at Des Moines, Iowa, August 14–17, 1961.