South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Stock Judging Pavilion Ornament
Stock Pavilion Ornament - The fourth in the series of SDSU ornaments, is a tribute to our building. For over a century, the Stock Judging Pavilion has been a place where students forged new careers, FFA members judged livestock, and community members learned about agriculture.
Made in the USA.
Measures 4" x 2.5" Gift boxed
History of the Stock Judging Pavilion: For over a century, the Stock Judging Pavilion has been a place where students forged new careers, FFA members judged livestock, and community members learned about agriculture.
In 1918, the South Dakota College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts built the Stock Judging Pavilion for animal husbandry classes. By 1925, increasing enrollment in animal science classes necessitated an expansion that included the west wing and basement. This provided additional classroom space and a meat-processing laboratory. The Pavilion also provided space for community shows, judging competitions such as Little International, and 4-H workshops.
Following the completion of the Animal Science Complex in 1976, the Stock Judging Pavilion became home to the State Agricultural Heritage Museum. In 1978, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was renovated to reflect the building's 1925 appearance. This ornament captures the building's simple yet elegant architecture ad is a testament to the importance this building has in promoting the mission of South Dakota State University.