Carolyn OâConnor, Director, Brand, Events/Exhibitions and Editorial Review (left) and Krysta Harden (right), Chief of Staff unveil the graphic for the upcoming year long celebration of the United States Department of Agricultureâs 150th anniversary in Washington, DC Wednesday, November 2, 2011. President Abraham Lincoln established the United States Department of Agriculture in 1862. USDA stills fulfills the vision he set forth when he called us the âPeopleâs Departmentâ touching the lives of every American everyday. Throughout the coming year USDA will commemorate important events, such as, the signing of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act on May, 15, 1862 by President Lincoln, which established the Department, and the June signing of the Morrill Act to establish our public land grant universities. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 17, 2014
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