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Scientist and early advocate for industrial uses for farm crops (bio-energy). Carver earned a B.S. from the Iowa Agricultural College in 1894 and an M.S. in 1896. He became a member of the faculty of Iowa State College and then Tuskegee Institute. He was specifically interested in industrial applications from farm products -- a concept that was called "chemurgy" and adopted by conservative white agrarians in the late 1920s led by Henry Ford, Wheeler McMillan and William Hale. In both eras, the concept was a reaction to hard times in rural America....
 
 
Scientist and early advocate for industrial uses for farm crops (bio-energy). Carver earned a B.S. from the Iowa Agricultural College in 1894 and an M.S. in 1896. He became a member of the faculty of Iowa State College and then Tuskegee Institute. He was specifically interested in industrial applications from farm products -- a concept that was called "chemurgy" and adopted by conservative white agrarians in the late 1920s led by Henry Ford, Wheeler McMillan and William Hale. In both eras, the concept was a reaction to hard times in rural America....

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