ERIC Number: ED435312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Millennium III Challenges: A Major Role for Agricultural Research/Extension/Education.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) ad hoc Committee on Federal Support for Agricultural Research, Extension and Education suggests solutions to major challenges in agricultural research. Three new realities provide a powerful rationale for major new investment in agriculture: dramatic changes in health care incentives; agriculture in an increasingly interconnected world economy; and the environmental benefits of agriculture. New initiatives are needed to secure the funding necessary to capture attention and build the necessary support base for public policy to invest in strong, scientific research and its vital partners in agricultural research: cooperative extension and education. These concepts must then be shared with stakeholders and others so that their responses and ideas can be incorporated where possible. Reactions should be sought from national science leaders and multiple agencies. Identification of specific goals, research and education programs, collaborators, timelines, and outcomes constitutes the next step. A coordinating entity based in Washington, DC, must promote the initiative daily. NASULGC, its president, and the board on agriculture are recommended to head this effort. A copy of the Committee Appointment Letter and a membership list, as well as a statement regarding funding problems in agricultural research/extension/education are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Economic Change, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Environmental Influences, Extension Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Health Services, Higher Education, International Trade, Lobbying, Program Development, Public Policy, Research Projects, Resource Allocation, Social Change
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see HE 032 532.