University Museums

Title: Rex Beresford, B.S. in animal husbandry 1911; associate professor of Animal Husbandry, 1916; professor of Animal Husbandry, 1921- ; professor of Livestock Marketing, 1948-
Name: Portrait
Date: 1955-1956
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. (97.8 x 113 cm)
Marks: Lower left corner "de Jori"
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Commissioned by the Department of Animal Science. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Brunnier Art Museum
Object Number: U2000.100
More Information
Animal scientist active in extension. Rex Beresford was born in Vinton, Iowa, in 1885. He received a B.S. in animal husbandry from Iowa State University in 1911 and became active in raising registered beef shorthorns, as had three generations of Beresfords before him. In 1912, Beresford began work in advertising and publicity as a representative for the Avery Farm Machinery Company. From 1912 to 1916, he was a field representative for the Iowa Beef Producers Association, organizing the first baby beef clubs and the first baby beef show at the Iowa State Fair. Beresford was active in the Iowa extension service for 39 years, becoming an associate professor of animal husbandry in 1916 and a professor in 1921. In 1948 he also became a professor of livestock marketing.