Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

Have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about wholesome food, family gatherings, strong community and a productive environment. These are values that match UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Cooperative Extension's.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day be held each November. Just one year earlier the same U.S. president signed the Morrill Land Grant Act, which set the stage for scientific agricultural education to sweep the nation and create the bountiful and nutritious food for which we are all so thankful.

UC ANR celebrates this holiday with the people of California by sharing the stories below about our role in modern Thanksgiving.

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Alameda 4-H improves the financial literacy of 4th and 5th-grade students
People develop financial attitudes and behaviors at an early age and today’s youth have significant spending power $211 billion a year in the US (http://www.statisticbrain.com/teenage-consumer-spending-statistics/). While youth are good at spending, various surveys on the financial literacy of teens, consistently report a grade of F or less than 69 percent. This issue is especially salient for limited-income youth and their families. From Tom Torlakson (California State Superintendent) to the US Mint, policy- makers, and organizations have been drawing attention to the need to equip young people to be the competent financial consumers and managers of tomorrow. Multiple groups have recently developed curriculums and programs to meet this need. However, many programs are not research-based, so it is unclear if they lead to financial literacy.

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