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ERIC Number: ED354365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-5
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Strategies To Promote Agricultural Literacy.
The purpose of the agricultural literacy effort has been to produce informed citizens able to participate more fully in the establishment of policies that support a highly competitive agricultural industry in this country and abroad. In their article titled, "Position Statement on Agricultural Literacy," Russell, McCracken, and Miller (1990) propose guiding principles for development and implementation of agricultural literacy programs, purposes, objectives, and content. The basic purpose is to achieve an awareness and understanding of the significance of agriculture in the lives of all people. Programs should be targeted toward all youth--particularly school-age youth at all grade levels--and adults. Basic content includes the following: origination, processing, and distribution of food and fiber; wise use of natural resources; human and animal health and nutrition issues; agriculture trade issues; and geopolitical issues related to food. A coordinating group at the national level must be developed to identify and promote a model delivery system for agricultural literacy efforts in each state. Although agricultural educators are but one of many proponents of agricultural literacy, they are best qualified to provide leadership for such efforts in local communities. Promotional material templates should be developed at the national level for modification and use at the local level. (Appendixes include a list of 21 selected agricultural literacy reference materials.) (Contains 8 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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