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Center for Agriculture celebrates 150 years of agriculture

April 20, 2013

As part of the UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial, CNS and the Center for Agriculture are co-hosting a Celebration of Agriculture day on Thursday, April 25. CNS carries forward the national land-grant university tradition of agricultural research and education that began with the creation of Massachusetts Agricultural College on April 29, 1863. The college’s Center for Agriculture, home of two historic missions: applied research and public outreach, will soon be renamed the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment to better reflect the full range of its 21st-century mission.

CNS is at the heart of UMass 150-year celebration by Dean Goodwin.