Dr. I.M Atkins, professor at Texas A&M University was born July 24, 1904. He married Mary Loveless of Denton, Texas in 1932. He graduated from Kansas State University. Dr. Atkins published “ A History of Small Grain Crops in Texas, 1582-1969”, “Flax in Texas, 1718-1976”, “Old Number 6 and the Texas Small Grains Program, 1889-1969” (a history of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Denton), “The Autobiography of a Plant Breeder”, and “Some Things Remembered”. Dr. Atkins established the Irvin M. Atkins and Mary Ruth Atkins Fellowship at Texas A&M University after the death of his wife. Dr. I.M. Atkins, died February 13, 1995, in Hereford, Texas.