Land Grant Colleges Of Agriculture

Business / Agriculture / Land Grant Colleges Of Agriculture: The Morrill Act of 1862 granted federal land to states to sell, and instructed each state to use the proceeds to endow a college to teach 'agriculture and the mechanical arts.' States not having any federal land within their borders were given 'land in scrip,' permitting them to sell federal land located in other (usually western) states in order to establish an agricultural college. The original schools are called the 1862 Institutions. Subsequently, the Morrill Act of 1890 created the black colleges of agriculture, called the 1890 Institutions. The Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 1994 gave land grant status to 29 Native American colleges, called the 1994 Institutions.

Other Words for Grant

Grant Verb Synonyms: gift, present, endowment, bequest, subvention, subsidy, award, grant-in-aid, donation, contribution, concession, allowance
Grant Adjective Synonyms: give, confer, bestow, present, award, offer, supply, furnish, distribute, donate, allocate, assign
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Other Words for Land

Land Noun Synonyms: earth, (solid) ground, terra firma
Land Verb Synonyms: dirt, earth, soil, turf, sod, loam, mould
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Smith-Lever Act Of 1914

Business / Agriculture / Smith-Lever Act Of 1914: P.L. 63-95 (May 8, 1914) authorized and provided initial funding for states to establish an educational outreach arm to 'extend' the results of research programs at the land grant colleges of agricult MORE

Morrill Act Of 1862

Business / Agriculture / Morrill Act Of 1862: Enacted July 2, 1862 (chapter 130, 12 Stat. 503), this law allocated federal land to each state and directed the states to sell the land and use the proceeds to establish a college dedicated to the ag MORE

Mcintire-Stennis Act Of 1962

Business / Agriculture / Mcintire-Stennis Act Of 1962: P.L. 87-788 (October 10, 1962) makes funding available to the state agricultural experiment stations and to forestry schools and programs at the land grant colleges of agriculture for forestry researc MORE

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