Congresswoman Corrine Brown played a key role in brokering nearly 4,000 acres of federal land to Florida A&M University. Until 2012 the land in Brooksville, Fla. Had been used as a Subtropical Agricultural and Research Station. This was one of the largest land transfers to one of the 19 HBCUs established under the Second Morrill Act of 1890.
On the land there are 19 buildings, 2,830 square feet of laboratories, 3,600 of office space and a variety of other buildings. FAMU plans to use the land to expand research into subtropical fruit, animals and organic farming.
The university also plans to cultivate partnerships with local organizations to help returning veterans establish small farms and ranches. As a FAMU grad, Congresswoman Brown was especially proud to participate in the ceremony transferring the land to the university.
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