This is just one of the many reasons we cannot continue to cut the budget to the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture.  Extension Services and Experiment Stations are vital to the future development of agricultural practices.

// Farm Meets Fork

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lest the nation’s land-grant universities be tempted to rest on their laurels as they celebrate 150 years of their nation-changing tradition, four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture and the leader of one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations laid out an ambitious to-do list for them for the next few decades.

The opening Heuermann Lecture of 2012-13 Friday night capped the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s weeklong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act. The legislation, passed at the height of the Civil War, helped transform the nation by opening up higher education to the masses through a system of land-grant universities.

The four former agriculture secretaries featured in the Lied Center lecture – Clayton Yeutter, Mike Johanns, Dan Glickman and John Block – pronounced the act an unqualified success in its creation of a system of agricultural research, extension and teaching that has helped transform agriculture…

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