Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, BYU Board of Trustees, Gordon B. Hinckley


The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) has received an invitation from President Gordon B. Hinckley and the BYU Board of Trustees to have FARMS become part of Brigham Young University. In extending the invitation to FARMS, President Hinckley said: "While I have never been intimately involved with FARMS, I have observed it from time to time. It began modestly many years ago and represents the efforts of sincere and dedicated scholars. It has grown to provide strong support and defense of the Church on a professional basis. This has had important salutary effects both in addressing the Church's critics and in bolstering members who might be wavering. Today FARMS has risen to a high stature and has won credibility and recognition for its work both inside and outside the LDS community. I wish to express my strong congratulations and appreciation for those who started this effort and who have shepherded it to this point. I see a bright future for this effort now through the University."