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  • 1. The Land Grant Mission
    Jon W. Ramsey
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership
  • 2. Purpose of the Land-Grant College
    Provide a practical education for the purpose of improving people’s daily lives
    {Morrill Land Grant Act, 7 U S C § 301 (1862)}
  • 3. Land Grant Universities
  • 4. 16th President of the United States
    5 Dollar Bill U.S.A.
    USDA was formed in 1862 and given Cabinet Status
    Lincoln Memorial Monument
  • 5. Federal Legislation
    Morrill Land-Grant Acts
    Morrill Act of 1862 allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges
    Federal government provided land for the establishment of land grant colleges
    President Lincoln
    Morrill Act of 1890
    Federal government provided cash to states to establish a land grant college
  • 6. Federal Legislation
    Hatch Act of 1887
    Expanded the mission of the land-grant universities. (Outreach)
    Provided funds for experiment stations
    Smith-Lever Act 1914
    Expanded the outreach mission to include cooperative extension
    A direct bridge from the university to the consumer
  • 7. Federal Legislation
    Smith Hughes Act 1917
    Promoted vocational agriculture to train people "who have entered upon or who are preparing to enter upon the work of the farm,"
    Provided federal money to teach vocational education i.e., agricultural education in the public school
    An expansion of Smith-Lever-1914
  • 8. Cooperative Extension
    Cooperative Extension Service
    Bringing the University to you
    Nationwide system funded and guided by a partnership of federal, state and local governments
    Delivers information to help people help themselves through the land grant university system
  • 9. Cooperative Extension Mission
    Enable people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work.
    Based upon local needs and within the contest of societal trends i.e., sustainability, profitability, community vitality and individual and family well being.
  • 10. Federal Level
  • 11. Federal Level
  • 12. State Level
  • 13. State Leadership
  • 14. State Level
  • 15. Local (County) Level
  • 16. Selected Characteristics of Cooperative Extension
    The federal, state, and local governments cooperatively share in its financial support and program direction.
  • 17. Selected Characteristics of Cooperative Extension
    It provides practical, problem-oriented education for people of all ages.
    Disseminates the knowledge of the university to people who do not or cannot participate in the formal classroom instruction of the university.
  • 18. Selected Characteristics of Cooperative Extension
    More than a million volunteers help multiply the impact of the Extension professional staff.
    The Extension staff educates people through personal contacts, meetings, demonstrations, and the mass media.
  • 19. Summary
    Today, the cooperative extension system and its land-grant college and experiment station partners fulfill a tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service, and represent what is widely believed to be the most successful educational innovation in the world. (Phipps, L. J., Osborne, E. W., Dyer, J. E., & Ball, A. (2008). Handbook on agricultural
    education in public schools (3rd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar
  • 20. The Land-Grant Mission