John Beale Bordley

Bordley, a Maryland attorney and planter, was the catalyst behind the founding of the Society. He was appointed as judge of the Provincial Court in Baltimore in 1766 and the following year as judge British Admiralty Court. When he inherited … Continued

Benjamin Franklin

In 1787 as President of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania, Franklin proclaimed, “The great business of our commonwealth is agriculture.” Long before the American revolution, Benjamin Franklin saw the need for an agricultural society in Philadelphia that would foster research … Continued