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The Morrill Act, Celebrating Land-Grant Universities

In 1862, Justin S. Morrill sponsored an Act establishing Land-grant institutions with the purpose of educating young Americans in agricultural and mechanical sciences.

Association of Public and Land-grant Institutions

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U) is a research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. The association is governed by a Chair and a Board of Directors elected from the member universities and university systems.

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The Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South

CHASES strives to be the intellectual and institutional home for scholars working on the history of agriculture, rural life, science, and the environment in the American South.