ERIC Number: ED147046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Rural America Proceedings (Crookston, Minnesota, July 15, 16, 17, 1976).
Whalen, Roz, Ed.
Presentations by nationally and internationally known speakers are in proceedings from the three-day conference. Rural futures; people, land, and water; and education and economics are major topics reported from the conference, which was designed to increase issue awareness among rural residents, increase dialogue among rural residents and between them and legislators, and awaken rural residents to their ability to solve their problems through planning and affecting legislation. The edited speeches deal with such issues as rural to urban migration, small farm versus large farm, feeding the world, pollution control, lifelong education, moral values, governmental policies affecting rural areas, the rural family, and future impact of telecommunications on rural and urban America. Also included are remarks from speakers at special sessions on rural housing, energy, rural health, taxation, and myths about rural America. The preface summarizes legislative recommendations from discussion groups on land use, education as a vehicle for change, nurturing traditional values through education and mass media, "rural hot-lines" to legislators, checks and balances on bureaucracy, and free markets and adequate capital expansion. (RS)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Economics, Energy, Farm Management, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Health, Housing, Land Use, Lifelong Learning, Natural Resources, Political Issues, Pollution, Rural Education, Rural Population, Rural to Urban Migration, Speeches, Telecommunications, Values
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Humanities Commission, St. Paul.; Minnesota Governor's Rural Development Council, St. Paul.; Minnesota Bicentennial Commission, St. Paul.