Celebrating 150 Years of the Morrill Act!!

The signing of the Morrill Act happened on this day in 1862.  We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act, which created the land‐grant university system, of which the University of Florida is a part. This public investment in higher education has made a significant difference in the quality of life for Floridians. Not only did it allow for access to higher education by all, but it created a mechanism through which the public in all parts of the state can access research-based knowledge and discoveries from university faculty and researchers.

For a century and a half, in thousands of ways, big and small, the University of Florida has helped make Florida a great place to live, work and play through its core mission of teaching, research, and outreach, and it has played  a vital role in helping the United States produce the safest and most plentiful food supply on earth.  That’s something to celebrate!

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