ERIC Number: ED036764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Failure in Success; An Assessment of Agricultural Extension in the United States.
Carlson, Robert A.
The United States formalized its cooperative national support program for agricultural extension in 1941. The hope was to increase agricultural production and to help maintain a rural way of life in the United States. The Cooperative Extension Service was unable to strike a balance between these two goals, emphasizing increased production to such a degree that Extension merely added a further impetus to the trend toward corporate farming. The main accomplishment of Agricultural Extension was the prevention of extensive reactionary political and mob action by farmers wishing to maintain the status quo in the nation's agriculture. Instead of maintaining the rural way of life to which it was dedicated, the Agricultural Extension Service actually assisted in its liquidation. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (eb)
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Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 27-28, 1970