Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service


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Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service,

agency within the U.S. Dept. of AgricultureAgriculture, United States Department of,
federal executive department established in 1862, whose head was made a cabinet member in 1889. The department administers federal programs related to food production and rural life.
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, created (1995) as a result of the reorganization act passed (1994) by Congress. The agency combined the former Cooperative State Research Service, which focused on research and higher education, and the Cooperative Extension Service, which focused on education and outreach. The service works with land-grant colleges and universitiesland-grant colleges and universities,
U.S. institutions benefiting from the provisions of the Morrill Act (1862), which gave to the states federal lands for the establishment of colleges offering programs in agriculture, engineering, and home economics as well as in the
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, agricultural experiment stations, schools of forestry, colleges of agriculture and veterinary medicine, and other institutions to increase and provide access to knowledge in the food and agricultural sciences and related areas. The service also sponsors Four-HFour-H
or 4-H,
organization for boys and girls, generally from 8 to 18 years of age; some states offer programs for younger children, and there are also collegiate programs.
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 for young people throughout the country.
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IEVM's management is working with USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service to execute all necessary documents in order to move forward with the collaborative research work set forth in the Phase I grant that will be performed by IET's engineering, scientific and technical staff in concert with researchers from Coastal Carolina University and Clemson University.
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