Did you know the sculpture in the Agronomy Courtyard was created by artist Beverly Pepper and is officially called "Janus Agri Altar?" Created in 1986, the bronze sculpture was commissioned by University Museums.
From the artist
When Iowa State University asked me to do a work on the site of the Agricultural Building [now Agronomy Hall], they suggested that the sculpture reflect the agricultural business in some way. Using the iconography of farm tools, Janus Agri Altar evolved into what I consider to be a seminal piece.