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Information and history on Land-Grant Colleges

Information and history on Land-Grant Colleges

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  • 1. Land Grant Colleges’ concept of Public Service
  • 2. Land Grant Colleges
    • 106 of them exist.
    • Locally The Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania became Pennsylvania State University.
  • 3. How LGCs Came To Be
    • Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890
    • Mission is to focus on the teaching of agriculture, science and engineering.
    • Created as a response to the industrial revolution and changing social class rather than higher education’s historic core of classical studies.
  • 4. Land-Grant College in US
  • 5. Example Mission
    • Plaque Text:
    • "In 1871, Iowa State became the first land-grant institution in the nation to teach "domestic science." In 1872, Mary B. Welch, wife of Iowa State President Adonijah Welch, became the first domestic science instructor giving lectures to support laboratory classes in "kitchen, dining room, and laundry." From these beginnings grew the nation’s first land-grant college of family and consumer sciences."
  • 6. Hatch Act of 1887 & other legislation
    • Expanded the mission of the LGCs.
    • Provided federal funds to states to establish a series of agricultural experiment stations.
    • Stations were used to pass along new information in the areas of soil minerals and plant growth.
    • Outreach mission was expanded by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914
  • 7. Hatch Act of 1887 & other legislation con’t
    • SLAct included the sending of agents into rural areas to help bring the results of agricultural research to the end users.
    • Beyond the original land grants, each land-grant college receives annual Federal appropriations for research and extension work on the condition that those funds are matched by state funds.
  • 8. Oil Painting
    • Artist Interpretation.
  • 9. Today
    • In 1994, 29 Tribal colleges and universities became land grant institutions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act.
    • In 2008, 32 tribal colleges and universities have land grant status. Most of these are two-year degree granting colleges. However, six are four-year institutions, and two offer a master's degree.
  • 10. Land-Grant Colleges and Cyberspce
    • February 2008 eXtension was launched nationally, giving the Land-Grant Colleges another reboot.
  • 11. What is eXtension?
    • eXtension is an Internet-based collaborative environment where Land Grant University content providers exchange objective, research-based knowledge to solve real challenges in real time.
  • 12. On the Net Con’t
    • PublicResourceOrg youtube,