Interesting Facts: It seems that 1862 was a very busy year. So busy in fact, that in 2012 there will be a bumper crop of sesquicentennial commemoratives. Taps, the Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo), the Medal of Honor, the U.S.-Dakota War, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Union Pacific Railroad, Gustav Klimt, the Homestead Act of 1862 and Bacardi (with a limited edition rum to sell for $2,000 this year), are all turning 150 in 2012.
….But as Lincoln once said, “The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future.” Cutting investments in research, teaching and outreach is like eating your seed corn — next year you’ll go hungry. Read more about it…. Source: http://ifas.ufl.edu/newsletter/june2012.shtml