1890 Extension Formula
Extension Formula grants assist diverse audiences, particularly
those who have limited social and economic resources, to
improve their access to positive opportunities through
outreach education. The funds provide useful, research-based
educational opportunities that respond to the changing
needs of limited-resource clients. The funds support farmers
of small and medium-size family farms and new producers
in owning and operating viable businesses; enhance the
marketing skills of farmers and assist them in placing
their products in local, national, and global markets;
assist small, limited-resource producers in developing
marketing alternatives that enhance profitability; and
enhance the ability of minority farmers and landowners
to acquire adequate capital, adopt new technologies, and
use estate planning and tax incentive programs to retain
operations and increase profitability.
Only 1890 land-grant institutions are eligible to receive
funds through this program.
Funding to the 1890 land-grant institutions is formula based.
The funding for Fiscal Year 2006 is estimated at $32,868,000.
Results and Impacts
The program provides useful, research-based educational
opportunities that respond to the changing needs of limited-resource
Benepal, National Program Leader, 1890 Land-Grant Programs
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