ERIC Number: EJ607024
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
To Cross the Rubicon? The College of Agriculture Rural Development Dilemma.
Swanson, Louis E.; Deo, Shripad D.
Southern Rural Sociology, v13 n1 p19-39 1997
For decades, colleges of agriculture (CAs) and their larger land-grant universities have neglected their mission to promote nonfarm rural development. Cultural, institutional, and financial barriers have impeded this mission. Pursuing a rural development mission would provide a new constituency for CAs and increase their legitimacy in the face of erosion of production agriculture's public influence. (Contains 21 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, College Role, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Land Grant Universities, Politics of Education, Public Policy, Rural Development
Southern Rural Sociology, c/o Dr. Dorothy Jenkins, School of Landscape Architecture, 302 New Design Bldg., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (annual subscription $25.00; back issues $5.00 each).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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