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land grant

A grant of public lands by the government, usually for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges.

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SANGHAR -- Thousands of acres agricultural land granted to landless peasants in 2004 in Sanghar district was cancelled and reverted to government on Friday.
"Separate and Unequal: The Evolution of a Black Land Grant in Maryland, 1890-1930." Maryland Historical Magazine 72: 110-17.
Land Grant Surveyors, or LGS, is part ofELA Group Inc., an engineering and architectural firm based in Lititz.
Land grant but unequal: State one-to-one match funding for 1890 land-grant universities.
But also I think that some public universities have lost the spirit of the land grant act, which stated that these universities were supposed to be for the sons and daughters of farmers and mechanics--meaning working-class and middle-class people.
To be sure, Cooperative Extension has played a central role in outreach activities conducted by land grant universities, and it has a well-deserved reputation for effectively translating research knowledge into practical applications.
During pre-state days, the area now called New Mexico was populated by Spanish-speaking sheepherders and farmers living on under large common-property land grants. But after the US-Mexican War, corrupt US federal officials aided in a pattern of land speculation that dispossessed land grant holders of their common property.
Most of the nations in the world adopted the Land Grant System to beat this habit of their politicians.
He has helped to forge a number of partnerships and collaborative efforts involving land grant and 1890 institutions and others while striving to raise income levels for small-scale farmers and improve the economic viability of small- farm enterprises.
Although the grant was applied for through the Conservation Commission as required by LAND grant guidelines, the matching money to pay for the purchase of the land will be provided by the Community Preservation Committee.
Entities eligible for grant funds include municipalities, counties, tribes, land grant communities, cooperative associations and solid waste authorities.
Kathryn Boor has been named dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, New York's Land Grant university in Ithaca, effective July 1.