ERIC Number: ED097178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Maintaining Relevancy in Programs of Agriculture. Proceedings: Southern Regional Meeting, Land Grant College and University Presidents and Administrators of Agriculture (Atlanta, Georgia, April 20-21, 1972).
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
Recommendations for maintaining relevant programs which resulted from this meeting of college and university presidents and administrators are applicable to all colleges and universities offering programs of agriculture in the region. Given in this report are two major presentations entitled "The Integration of Knowledge in a Specialized Society" and "Agriculture and Rural America in the 70's." The reports of the four workgroups are: (1) "Structuring an Organization to Effectively Implement Programs in Colleges of Agriculture"; (2) "Realignment and Readjustment of Programs of Agriculture"; (3) "Relating Agriculture to Business and Industrial Usage, Rural and Urban Development"; (4) "Financing Agricultural Programs." Among the recommendations given are: (1) agriculture should occupy a position in the organizational structure of the college or university at a level sufficient to adequately implement the programs which are necessary to achieve the avowed goals of the land-grant institution; (2) coordination between the land-grant institutions founded in 1862 and those established in 1890 is absolutely essential in extension, and very necessary in research and teaching; (3) funds must be spent for the purpose intended and in such a manner as to provide agriculture and the public with the greatest returns possible. (NQ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.