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Evolution of US Land Grant Institutions System Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 Hatch Act of 1867 Second Morrill Land Grant Act of 1890 Smith-Lever Act of 1914 Morrill Land Grant of 1862 . . . the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agricultural and mechanical arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the states may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life Hatch Act of 1867 Authorized the federal funding for an agricultural experimental station in connection with each land grant institution. Second Morrill Land Grant Act of 1890 Agreed to supplement by direct appropriation the income from the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862. To receive the money a state had to show that race or color was not an admission criterion to the state’s land grant institution, or else designate a separate land grant institution for people of color. Smith-Lever Act of 1914 Established the system of cooperative extension services to bring people the benefits of current developments in the field of agriculture, home economics, and related topics. Came to encompass a program of on-campus instruction, research,
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course GEOG 232 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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