SACRAMENTO -- University of California President Mark G. Yudof will join university chancellors, state policymakers, agricultural leaders and others for a program of speeches here Monday, April 30.

They will discuss the economic and social legacy of the Morrill Act during an 11 a.m. program on the west lawn of the state Capitol.

The Morrill Act, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln, established land-grant universities that were charged with making higher education more available and advancing the fields of agriculture and engineering, a news release stated.

The keynote address at 12:15 p.m. will be given by Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

--Tim Hearden

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