The students are gathered in a vineyard on campus. In the background are the Octagonal Barn (right) and the Dairy Barn (left). Winter short courses at OAC were offered to farmers around the state for many years.
Seated at front left is a student believed to be Rocks Ban, a freshman from Tokyo, Japan by way of Portland. He is believed to be one of the earliest international students at Oregon Agricultural College.
The woman pictured third from right is Ruth Nomura. Ruth Nomura, born in Portland in 1907, was one of the first Japanese Americans to be born in Oregon. She was also the first Nisei woman from Portland to attend Oregon State Agricultural College. Enrolling in 1926, Nomura graduated in 1930 with a B.S. in Home Economics.