ERIC Number: ED062222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Increasing Understanding of Public Problems and Policies. A Group Study of Four Topics in the Field of Extension Education.
Farm Foundation, Chicago, IL.
The publication contains thirteen reports from the Twentieth National Agricultural Policy Conference held September 22-25, 1970, at Pokagon State Park, Angola, Indiana. The conference was designed to assist extension workers by broadening their perspective, understanding, and handling of the methodology of public affairs education. Four topics in the field of extension education were studied. In Part I, "The University's Role in Public Policy Education", a strategy is offered which would enable the university to serve more fully the need of citizens for knowledge toward public decision making. Part II, "Policy Issues for the Seventies", points out that many decisions in agriculture today are being made by non-farm people, and suggests ways of broadening the base of public support for agricultural programs, issues, and people. Part III, "Income Maintenance Programs", examines goals, objectives, criteria, types, and rural impacts of income maintenance programs. In Part IV, "Environment and the Quality of Life", the relationship between agricultural and non-agricultural uses of rural environment is discussed, including problems of pollution which create a need for policies in the rural environment, and problems of population and the relationship of the quality of life to these topics. Institutional alternatives for improving our environment are explained. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Farm Foundation, Chicago, IL.