Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations Volume 27

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... given state, which means close cooperation with the forces that are working in that state. I am aware that the people of the United States have come to look to the Department for immediate information. I do not know how many hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of letters it answers yearly. We cannot gainsay that the farmers desire to get information therefrom. It has earned a great prestige along that line. But at the same time I raise the question whether the long look ahead should not contemplate the solution of the local problems almost wholly through the state agencies, and the utilizing of departmental dissemination work in connection with the larger aspects of the question. I wish emphatically to say that the need of working out a clear principle of cooperation and of delimitation between the Department and the state extension services is just as significant for this general work which is not at all covered by the Lever bill, as it is in working out relationships under the Lever bill. The last relationship that I shall discuss here today is that of the extension service to privately supported agencies. No endowed or privately supported agency ought to try to cover ground that is already being effectively covered by government work. Money given by a great corporation should either be given in support of public agencies or private organizations without restriction, or made available for the help of communities that desire to cooperate with the Government. Our tentative agreement with the Department says "that no outside cooperative arrangement for maintaining extension service shall.be made with any commercial body, excepting as a commercial body may wish to donate funds to be administered in extension service exclusively...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802268
  • 9781236802262