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The Farmer and Me

The Farmer and Me (aka Some Train Yard) By Bill Stork, DVM Saturday, October 9, 1986: the Townsend 2-South “Rhinos” gathered en masse. We marched past the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. As we crossed Goodwin and Mathews we trended towards the Natural History Building and Harker Hall. After three years at the University of Illinois, we had learned to give Noyes Lab a wide berth in the fall. In its illustrious 84-year history, Noyes had produced no fewer than 10 Nobel Laureates, and polyester. A well-intentioned, yet under-informed grounds crew in the sixties had surrounded the granite temple of chemical engineering with a spectacular grove of ginkgo trees. Likely a gesture to a gene

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