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Agriculture - Research Guide

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Agriculture at UMass Amherst


From Special Collections and Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

Our Historical and Current Land Grant Mission

The Morrill Act of 1862 established new public institutions in each state through the grant of federal lands. These new institutions began teaching agriculture as a liberal, practical education with direct relevance to daily life.

That tradition lives on to this day.

To read more about what a Land Grant university is, see this FAQ.

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