University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Land Grant Act


Key message

UMN Land Grant 150 is a yearlong celebration of the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission, which continues to underlie our teaching, research, and outreach activities today.

Themes for campuswide activities

Many UMN Land Grant 150 opportunities will likely arise in connection with already planned events in collegiate units such as symposia, donor events, service projects, workshops, concerts, publications, performances, and others. 

  • Sample event description
    This event is part of UMN Land Grant 150, a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862—legislation that laid the groundwork for the land-grant research university's ongoing mission: learning, discovery, and engagement for the common good.
  • Sample remarks
    An excerpt from remarks by Senior Vice President Robert J. Jones introducing the May 2012 Land Grant 150 Great Conversations Event (pdf opens in new window)

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