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Land Grant

A conveyance of public property to a subordinate government or corporation; a muniment of title issued by a state or government for the donation of some part of the public domain.

A land grant, also known as land patent, was made by the U.S. government in 1862, upon its grant to the several states of 30,000 acres of land for each of its senators and representatives serving in Congress. The lands were subsequently sold by the states and, through the proceeds, colleges were established and maintained. Such colleges, which are devoted mainly to teaching agricultural subjects and engineering, are known as land grant colleges.

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As a stipulation for the receipt of the funds, each state had to either prove that race was not a criterion for admission to the already established land-grant college, or establish, from its own revenue, a school of agriculture and the mechanic arts for colored students.
Cooperative Extension is a publicly-funded, education system providing non-formal education to individuals through the links between the education and research resources of the United States Department of Agriculture, land-grant universities, and administration within the county units (Seevers, Graham, Gamon, & Conklin, 1997).
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Kenyon Butterfield's family heritage of involvement with land-grant colleges clearly influenced his career and his philosophy regarding education.
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I admit to having been a bit perplexed by these challenges at first, having myself graduated from the honors college at a land-grant public institution in the same athletic conference.
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The 73-year-old indigenous land-grant property owner, who had been fighting to keep the surveyors off her land, was the last of more than 50 property owners the federal government had sued.