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Land Grant Institutions and School Gardens

Vermont Representative Justin Smith Morrill of the Morrill Act of 1890

Vermont Representative Justin Smith Morrill of the Morrill Act of 1862

For the sake of time, we will rely on the research of ‘the free encyclopedia’ for this post on land grant institutions, the University of Georgia being such an institution and being one of Grow It Know It’s parents. According to the Morrill Act (signed into law by President Lincoln), the purpose of the land-grant colleges was:

without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactic, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.

Recently the efforts of Grow It Know It were recognized by Laura Perry Johnson, Associate Dean for Extension at UGA Extension. Dr. Johnson selected the Grow It Know It program’s impact statement to be posted on the National Land Grant Impacts website. You can read our impact statement here:

https://landgrantimpacts.tamu.edu/impacts/article/2221

Thank you Dr. Johnson, Representative Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont and, of course, Mr. Lincoln!