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Grow Your Own – November 2014

Are you familiar with how the  was created, and when? This is a good time to learn because statewide networks of Extension Services all over the United States are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. In the mid-19th century the US Government established land grant colleges in each state. These colleges, focusing on agriculture and mechanical arts, were funded by endowments established by the sale of large amounts of land. Florida’s first land grant college, , was established in Lake City in 1884. About 20 years later the Florida Legislature combined the Florida Agricultural College with three other state schools …

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