PROCLAMATION 3426—AUG. 25, 1961
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN P. KENNEDY, P r e s i d e n t of the United States of America, do hereby designate
the year 1962 as United States Department of Agriculture Centennial Year; and I request the Department of Agriculture to plan and to participate in appropriate activities recognizing the anniversary to the end that the centennial may serve as an occasion to commemorate the contributions of agriculture to the health and welfare of every citizen, to the national well-being, and to the development of emerging nations. I also request that, in its centennial observances, the Department of Agriculture cooperate with the land-grant universities and colleges in recognition of a century of mutually beneficial cooperative relationships, and with other appropriate organizations and individuals. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-fifth day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred [SEAL] and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eightysixth. JOHN F.
By the President: DEAN RUSK,
Secretary of State. CENTENNIAL OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF LAND-GRANT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES By the President of the United States
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of America A Proclamation
WHEREAS July 2, 1962, marks the centennial of the first Morrill Act, approved ^ Stat. 503. 2 by President Abraham Lincoln, granting 1 USC 301-308. public lands to States and territories in