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Jewish-sponsored Agricultural College Gets U.S. Loan for Expansion

The National Agricultural College, a Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian farm school, announced today it had received a Federal loan of $456, 000 for the construction of two dormitories to house 124 students and a faculty group, to which two single faculty homes will be added.

The school, the only privately-owned, four-year, degree-granting agricultural college in the United States was founded in 1896 by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. Starting as a 100-acre farm with six students, the school has grown to 850 acres of farm land with a 27-acre campus, 60 buildings and more than 300 students.