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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Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) replaces the older Cooperative Extension Service, and merges extension and research activities in CSREES programs at state Agriculture Experiment Stations.
The searchable database provides information on nearly 500 food safety research projects dating from 1998 to the present including research done or funded by: USDA Agricultural Research Service; USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; the Food Safety Consortium (researchers from the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University); and the U.S.
The USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service sponsors the Web site for the National IPM Network, found at http://www.reeusda.gov/agsys/nipmn/index.htm.
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