Medium: Bedford Limestone
Dimensions: 144 x 156 x 6 in. (365.8 x 396.2 x 15.2 cm)
Credit Line: Funded by Iowa State College, Agronomy Building project. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Iowa State University, Agronomy Hall
The mural consists of 9 blocks of limestone each 4' x 4' 1/2". Petersen depicts an Iowa farmland theme showing sky, seed, and soil, the fundamental agronomy study area. The scene is of a bright radiating sun over fields of planted crops. Large fluffy white clouds cover the sky. The date 1951 is on the center block. The mural is over the exterior northwest entrance to the Agronomy Building, facing Knoll Road.