ERIC Number: ED029195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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A People and a Spirit: A Report of the Joint USDA-NASULGC Study Committee on Cooperative Extension.
Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Cooperative Extension Service.
This report briefly reviews America's national heritage and the evolution of public agencies and institutions, outlines current national goals, examines the problem of Americans isolated from the mainstream of society, analyzes the present activities of the Cooperative Extension Service, and gives the Joint Committee's recommendations for the future. Focus is on problems which are identified as having the highest priority. They are: the central city and its suburbs, the plight of the rural community from which many are migrating and where small farmers battle against the effects of the larger and more efficient farmers, domestic peace, unequal opportunity, international peace and economic development, crime, a stable and balanced economic growth, and the blending of traditional values and institutions with new concepts. It is recommended that Cooperative Extension Service adapt its staff and program effort to serve a broader range of social and economic problems more adequately, while strengthening its assistance to the agricultural sector. (nl)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agriculture, Audiences, Concept Formation, Disadvantaged, Economic Development, Educational Resources, Industry, International Programs, Land Grant Universities, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Quality of Life, Role Perception, Rural Extension, Social Development, Urban Extension
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Cooperative Extension Service.