ERIC Number: ED031653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Final Report on an Objective Evaluation of the Present and Potential Structure and Functions of the Ohio Cooperative Extension Service to the Agriculture and Allied Interests Study Committee (July 24, 1964).
Fishel, W.L.; And Others
A number of structure and policy changes are proposed for the Ohio Cooperative Extension Service to orient it toward the state's current needs. Demographic and economic trends in the state have been in the direction of urban and suburban growth and industrial and commercial employment, with only a small percentage of the population now engaged in farm and agricultural occupations. The future viability of the Extension Service is dependent upon developing new purposes and goals. Changes must be made in the responsibilities of service personnel, and in the standardization of policy and techniques. The increased use of extension specialists in the field, and the realigning of district boundaries, would be useful. More use should be made of the tie with The Ohio State University, particularly through the College of Agriculture and Home Economics. One possible outcome might be the creation of an extension division of the University. (Bibliography and tables on population trends are included.) (mf)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Ohio; Ohio State University