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Cooperative Extension Service

The First Morrill Act of 1862 granted land for agriculture and mechanical arts to be run by colleges and universities in all of the U.S. states. In 1890, the Second Morrill Act enhanced the first one with a partial endowment. In 1887, the Hatch Act established agriculture experiment stations at each of the land grant colleges and in the Bankhead-Jones Act of 1935, a more complete endowment was provided to the land grant colleges.

Cooperative Extension offices have been helping the agricultural community since 1914. That was the year when the United States Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act, an agreement by which U.S. colleges and universities would receive funding and resources in exchange for creating programs for local state residents in horticulture, nutrition and natural and human resource development programs.

Everyone has benefited from the cooperative extension service. 59 agricultural research stations across the nation have improved food-crop production and are among the leaders of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which provides a common-sense approach to healthier crops and environment.

In 1972, a busy cooperative extension agent in Washington came up with the idea of training volunteer Master Gardeners to provide expert assistance to home gardeners. Until that time, home gardeners were helped by agents as time permitted in their busy schedule of helping the commercial agricultural community. The idea soon spread nationwide and beyond and now there are about 60,000 Master Garderners nationwide.

You can find your local cooperative extension office in your county government listings of your phone book.

Land Grant Universities and Experiment Stations:

Alabama - Auburn Univ., Auburn;

Alaska - Univ. of Alaska, College;

Experiment Station, Palmer

Arizona - Univ. of Arizona, Tucson;

Arkansas - Univ. of Arkansas, Fayette;

California - Univ. of Calif., Berkeley:

Colorado - Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins;

Connecticut - Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs;

Experiment Station, New Haven

Delaware - Univ. of Delaware, Newark;

Florida - Univ. of Florida, Gainesville;

Georgia - Univ. of Georgia, Athens;

Experiment Station, Experiment

Coastal Plain Station, Tifton

Hawaii - Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu;

Idaho - Univ. of Idaho, Boise;

Experiment Station, Moscow

Illinois - Univ. of Illinois, Urbana;

Indiana - Purdue Univ., West Lafayette;

Iowa - Iowa State Univ., Ames;

Kansas - Kansas State Univ., Manhatten;

Kentucky - Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington;

Louisiana - Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge;

Experiment Station, Baton Rouge

Maine - Univ. of Maine, Orono;

Maryland - Univ. of Maryland, College Park;

Massachusetts - Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst;

Michigan - Michigan State Univ., East Lansing;

Minnesota - Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul;

Mississippi - Mississipi State Univ., State College;

Missouri - Univ. of Missouri, Columbia;

Montana - Montana State Univ., Bozeman;

Nebraska - Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln;

Nevada - Univ. of Nevada, Reno;

New Hampshire - Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham;

New Jersey - Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick;

New Mexico - New Mexico State Univ., Univ. Park;

New York - Cornell Univ., Ithaca;

Experiment Station, Geneva

North Carolina - North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh;

North Dakota - North Dakota State Univ., Fargo;

Ohio - Ohio State Univ., Columbus;

Experiment Station, Wooster

Oklahoma - Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater;

Oregon - Oregon State Univ., Corvallis;

Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park;

Puerto Rico - Univ. of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Rhode Island - Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston;

South Carolina - Clemson Univ., Clemson;

South Dakota - South Dakota State Univ., Brookings;

Tennessee - Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville;

Texas - Texas A&M Univ., College Station;

Experiment Station, Lubbock

Utah - Utah State Univ., Logan;

Vermont - Univ. of Vermont, Burlington;

Virgin Islands - Univ. of Virgin Islands;

Virginia - Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg;

Washington - Washington State Univ., Pullman;

Experiment Station, Puyallup

Experiment Station, Mt. Vernon

West Virginia - West Virginia Univ., Morgantown;

Wisconsin - Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison;

Wyoming - Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie;

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