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Agricultural education


Agricultural education, as an organized field of study began only at the end of the 18th century, when a number of agricultural societies grew up in the United States and Great Britain. In the United States the first steps on the national level began with the Morrill Act (1862), which gave grants of land to the states to assist them in setting up colleges for mechanical and agricultural training. In 1917 the federal government also began to sponsor agricultural education in secondary schools. The Future Farmers of America and 4 H clubs have also been developed to encourage agricultural interest among boys and girls.

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