July 2, 1862
First Morrill Act
March 2, 1887
1887 Hatch Act Passed
The Hatch Experiment Station Act established a cooperative bond between USDA and the nation's land grant colleges by providing annual federal funding for agricultural experiment stations in all the states.
University of California Riverside, Citrus Station
Two cottages and a stable on the east side of Mt. Rubidoux comprised the entire station when it opened in 1907 as part of the statewide Agricultural Experiment Station developed by the University of California.