ERIC Number: ED023834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Project '80, Rural Michigan Now and In 1980; Highlights and Summary. Research Report 37.
Ferris, John N.
Project '80 is designed to answer three questions: (1) What will rural Michigan be like in 1980? (2) What can be done to change the course of events in directing Michigan's rural economy? and (3) What do rural people want it to be like in 1980? Faculty members prepared 50 discussion papers which were reviewed by leaders in rural areas and businesses directly concerned with the rural economy. Factors affecting rural Michigan's environment were (1) social economic climate, (2) political climate, (3) supply and demand for rural products and services, (4) U.S. demand for food, (5) U.S. export-import prospects for food, (6) organization of agricultural markets, and (7) demand for United States timber products. Necessary agriculture and agribusiness adjustments in farms, dairy, livestock, eggs and poultry, field crops, grain marketing, fruits and vegetables, farm labor, farm machinery and equipment, farm financing, food wholesaling and retailing, nursery industry, and floriculture were discussed. Natural resource problems were in use of land and water, recreation and tourism, timber production and industry, commercial fisheries, and fur bearing animals. Projection was made of adjustments as they affect rural people and rural living. The appendix contains data concerning rural Michigan and a listing of available Project '80 publications. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Agriculture, Business, Economic Climate, Exports, Food, Industry, Lumber Industry, Natural Resources, Rural Economics, Rural Education, Rural Environment, Rural Family, Rural Population, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences
Bulletin Office, Michigan State University, Box 231, East Lansing, Michigan 48823.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: Michigan; Project 80