1890 LandGrant Universities
THE
1890 LAND-GRANT

UNIVERSITIES



Celebrating 125 years
of providing access, enhancing opportunities

WHAT WE DO

Finding Answers Today and Preparing for Tomorrow

As a network of historically black colleges and universities dedicated to providing educational opportunity for all through innovative scientific research and community-minded extension programs, the 1890 Land-Grant universities are...

  • Providing relevant and distinctive teaching programs for a broad spectrum of students, but particularly for first generation college students and those who have limited opportunities.
  • Addressing health disparities and obesity prevention
  • Enhancing capacity, marketability, profitability, sustainability and diversity in agricultural enterprises for small and limited resource operations
  • Engaging young people through leadership development and 4-H and in programs and activities that enhance their understanding and interest in STEM education and careers
  • Developing and expanding national and international access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food
  • Enhancing the resilience of families, individuals and communities for upward social and economic mobility
  • Engaging individuals and communities in environmental stewardship
  • Conducting cutting-edge research to generate new knowledge and solutions to global challenges

SUCCESS STORIES

  • ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY

    "AAMU: is using/developing technology to convert cooking oil wastes into biofuels available for rural
    communities, disaster relief efforts, or for use in developing counties."

  • ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY

    "AAMU has educated more than 18,520 adults about the importance of water conservation resulting in
    ~50,825 gallons of water collected from rainwater saving more than $50,000"

  • FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

    "FVSU is using marginal soil to grow sweet sorghum for bioenergy with minimal outside inputs helping
    small farmers economically"

  • NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY

    "N.C. A&T and an industry partner have developed a patented process that reduces allergens in peanuts by
    98% using commonly available food-processing equipment."

  • PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

    "PVAMU has developed a general-purpose biotechnology for producing an allergen-free peanut."

  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

    "Southern University’s obesity prevention program: 26 people lost a total of up to 62 pounds, within 24
    weeks by drinking shakes containing whey protein and resistant starch, and incorporating exercise and nutrition education."

  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

    "Southern University will certify students, ages 13-17 as Youth Master Gardeners, as there is no existing
    curriculum which certifies youth with mastery level gardening skills."

  • TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY

    "Tuskegee is mentoring beginning farmers to strengthen their ability to produce a quality product at the
    volume that attracts larger retailers such as Walmart and Whole foods."

  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF

    "UAPB’s verification trials have documented catfish yields from commercial split ponds that are two to
    three times higher than typical yields leading to the potential to reduce catfish production costs by ~10 cents/lb."

  • TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

    "TSU’s SNAP-Ed program participants reported losing 10 pounds from September 2013 through August
    2014 after following the Choose My Plate menu planning guidelines taught by the nutrition educator"

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE

    "UMES research is being used as the guide for the FDA in designing and implementing a Vibrio control plan in oysters."

  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

    "Virginia State University found a strain of the original parasitoid wasp, coming from the Nile River
    Valley, that can be used as an effective biocontrol against whitefly species tomato pests"

  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

    "WVSU’s community and youth-based efforts are repurposing abandoned lots into demonstration gardens
    that expose inner-city youth to sustainable agriculture and economic development."

  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY

    "Through evaluations, they indicated that they learned more about their capabilities
    and now understand that education is the gateway to rewarding careers and lives. "

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