Timeline - 1850

Date: 1850
Title: The Constitution of the State of Michigan provides for an Agricultural College.
Description: Article 13, Section 11 of the Constitution of Michigan of 1850 stated:"The legislature shall encourage the promotion of intellectual, scientific and agricultural improvement; and shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment of an agricultural school. The legislature may appropriate the twenty-two sections of salt spring lands now unappropriated, or the money arising form the sale of the same, where such lands have been already sold, and any land which may hereafter be granted or appropriated for such purpose, for the support and maintenance of such school, and may make the same a branch of the University, for instruction in agriculture and the natural sciences connected therewith, and place the same under the supervision of the regents of the University." This lead to the founding of the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan in 1855.

From Constitution of Michigan of 1850