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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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The third critical piece of the land-grant system -- the Agricultural Extension Service (now Cooperative Extension) -- was created with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914.
NIFA provides support to historically black colleges and universities that were designated at as land-grant universities in the Second Morrill Act in 1890.
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The results of this study indicate that there is a statistically significant, weak association between the initiation of organizational portfolio management and the institutional characteristics of Type, Size, Land-Grant Status, and Carnegie Class, as illustrated in figure 2.
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Set in and near the author's hometown and covering the first half of the 20th century, the story begins with Dieter Stumpf, an immigrant who settles on a 20-acre land-grant plot high atop a seashore bluff and establishes an onion farm.
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