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James Edward Rice

farmer , educator

James Edward Rice, American farmer, educator. Fellow Poultry Science Association; member Alpha Zeta, Helios Society, Ho-Nun-De-Ka Society; Member council National Boy Scouts of America. Chairman United States Committee of 1st World’s Poultry Congress, 1921.

Background

Rice, James Edward was born on March 12, 1865 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Son of James R. and Emeline (Wing) Rice.

Education

Graduate Granville Military Academy, N. Granville, New York, 1885. Bachelor of Science in agriculture, Cornell, 1890.

Career

Assistant in College of Agriculture, Cornell, 1891-1892. Farmer in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1892-1893. Partner firm White & Rice, operatirrg Fernwood Fruit & Poultry Farm, at Yorktown, New York, 1893-1903.

Lecturer in farmers’ insts. in states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland. and Minnesota, 1893-1903 (winters). Professor poultry husbandry, Cornell, 1903-1934, professor emeritus since July 1, 1934. Member of Egg and Apple Farm.

Trumansburg, New York, and Appledale Orchards, Mexico, New New York President Yorktown Telephone Сompany, 1901-1903. President Tompkins County Improvement Association Chairman National Breeder and Hatchery Fair Trade Practice Committee. President N. Eastern Poultry Producers Council.

Chairman 1st and 7th United States World’s Poultry Congress Committee.

Works

  • Editor Poultry Science series of textbooks.

Membership

Fellow Poultry Science Association. Member Alpha Zeta, Helios Society, Ho-Nun-De-Ka Society. Member council National Boy Scouts of America.

Chairman United States Committee of 1st World’s Poultry Congress, 1921.

Connections

Married Elsie Van Buren, September 14, 1898 (deceased). Married second, Louise E. Dawley, October 31, 1936.

father:
James R. Rice

mother:
Emeline (Wing) Rice

spouses:
Elsie Van Buren

Louise E. Dawley