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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