18-7 1862 A Conversation with Congressman Justin Morrill (VT).

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Sunday, October 21, 2012: 1:30 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233, Level 2
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Jon D. Vrana, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Fairfax, VA
Set in the context of 1862 and the American Civil War, the speaker, dressed in period attire and speaking as Congressman Morrill, discusses the Morrill Act of 1862 and the influences in America and in his personal and professional life that culminated in drafting and passing national legislation that formalized education in the areas of agriculture and mechanical arts through Land Grant Colleges and successfully establishing the United States Department of Agriculture.
See more from this Division: Special Sessions
See more from this Session: 150th Year Anniversary of US Department of Agriculture-Celebration of Agricultural Research History