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Is a non-formal educational program designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lifes. In most states the educational offerings are in the areas of agriculture and food, home and family, the environment, community economic development, and youth and 4-H.The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the USDA administers funding for Smith Lever Act services in cooperation with state and county governments and land-grant universities. The Smith Lever Act of 1914 was a piece of US legislation which established a system of cooperative extension services, connected to the land-grant universities, in order to inform people about current developments in agriculture, home economics, and related subjects. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are American institutions which have been designated by a Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ...


See also: US Department of Agriculture, Ralph Bliss The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... Ralph K. Bliss was the head of the Iowa Cooperative Extension Service during World War II. He appointed one person in each township as the War Food Production Cooperator, and each Cooperator chose 16 additional individuals -- this system was used to relay messages from the United States Department of Agriculture. ...


It is run by Francis Ginter of UW-Extension in Pierce County.


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Sowing the Seeds of Change: Informing Public Policy in the Economic Research Service of the USDA (5706 words)
The second category of service is the development of secondary data and analysis, often presented in the form of indicators and accounts, such as those found in USDA Situation and Outlook reports.
It is essential that USDA ensure that the supplier has an understanding of the policy context for research and information and apprise contractors of developments in policy over the lifetime of the award.
USDA reports and analysis were developed to provide farmers with market information similar to that available to purchasers of their commodities.
Cooperative extension service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (262 words)
The cooperative extension service, also known as the Extension Service of the USDA, is a non-formal educational program implemented in the United States that is designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives.
The service is provided by the state's designated land-grant universities.
In most states the educational offerings are in the areas of agriculture and food, home and family, the environment, community economic development, and youth and 4-H. The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the USDA administers funding for Smith Lever Act services in cooperation with state and county governments and land-grant universities.
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