Professor Evert Willem Hofstee is the founding father of Rural Sociology in Europe. May 1946 Evert Willem Hofstee was appointed as a professor in Wageningen and he took up office on October 1, 1946. May 13 2022, we will celebrate our 75th anniversary. In anticipation of the event, we post various contributions to memorise our roots and celebrate our past, current and future works, and of upcoming events. For all posts see 75th Anniversary.