ERIC Number: ED108881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Project Report on Utilizing Extension Service in Land-Grant Universities as a Technology Transfer System for Environmental Affairs.
Grantham, J. O.
Concern has been growing at the national level regarding the large sums which have been spent on research and development and the corresponding inability of the resulting technology at the local level to solve problems involving the environment, transportation, energy crisis, and public health. The following report describes the investigation undertaken by Oklahoma State University (LSU) to survey and determine what extent the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension service might be utilized to help alleviate the problems. The investigation focused on three primary objectives: (1) identification of felt problems in Oklahoma, (2) identification of obstacles to the solutions, and (3) assessment of county and community decision making processes to determine which environmental transfer methods might be most effective. From this information the OSU team designed a pilot program for an Environmental Extension Service through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension. Several recommendations arose from this investigation, such as: (1) federal agencies should support Environmental Extension Programs; (2) the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension should be involved in a pilot program; and (3) both federal and state agencies should support such a project with funds. (TK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma