This book of 260 pages provides information about the operation and evolution of the department beginning with its founder Ralph Smith in 1903. Facts are found in obituaries, biographies, etc. Letters written by chairs include information on the teaching and research philosophy. Over 400 photos of professors, staff, and students in various activities tell a story. The functioning of the department and the relationships among staff, students, and faculty are discussed in detail because of their importance for maintaining a world class department. Considerable commentary is presented about the factors that led to the dismantling of the agricultural sciences on the Berkeley campus.