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Running Head: USDAUSDAMadison KaiserIndiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne
USDAAbstractI am choosing to do my paper on the United States Agriculture Department because it’s animportant department and one that peeks my interest. Research done thus far has included thehistory, management, leadership and employee motivation of the USDA. The USDA was createdin 1862 when Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act that would establish the early beginnings.
USDAMadison KaiserFebruary 22, 2016Final projectPPOL V170-03USDAThe United States Department of Agriculture is a Cabinet Department in the U.S. governmentthat focuses on providing “leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development,nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, science and effective management.” (USDAI). The USDA’s main goal is to strive to provide economic opportunity through innovation,helping rural America to thrive, promote agriculture production while helping feed othersthroughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation,restored forests, improved watershed and healthy working lands (USDA I). My reason forchoosing this department is because I strongly believe in the conservation and preservation ofour nation’s resources and helping others throughout the world.In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of congress establishing theUnited States Department of Agriculture. In 1889, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill toelevate it to Cabinet level. “The Department of Agriculture, which Lincoln deemed “ThePeople’s Department”, was set to follow the interest of farmers and farming communities, whomade up over half of the American population at the time. Upon its acceptance as a government
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Term
Spring
Professor
Dr. Rachel Rayburn
Tags
Abraham Lincoln, United States Department of Agriculture

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