The Cooperative Extension System--investing in America"s future by United States. Department of Agriculture

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in [Washington, D.C.] .

Written in English

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  • U.S. Cooperative Extension Service,
  • USDA

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Feb 1989.

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SeriesProgram aid -- 1412, Program aid (United States. Department of Agriculture) -- 1412.
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25673753M

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It is updated annually to keep it current. Cooperative Extension Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and Jin cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, James A. Christenson, Director, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.

The Agricultural Extension System and the “New American Farmer” The Opportunities Have Never Been Greater [i] John Ikerd [ii] “The Cooperative Extension System in this country is at a crossroads. This is true of Extension programming in general, and is.

Cooperatives Community of Practice Mission Statement. The Cooperatives Community of Practice (CoP) brings together professional peers to collaborate efficiently across boundaries, create and share knowledge, and maximize public outreach by using the eXtension forum to communicate cooperative principles and functions, and to share decision tools, case studies and other research-based information.

Credit Union- Type of financial cooperative 4. Grange- Agriculture cooperative stores in the s 5. Limited Return- Distributing benefits proportionally to its members. Patronage- Individuals who use cooperative services 7.

Rochdale- An urban consumer cooperative in England in 8. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the primary outreach organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University, delivers research-based educational programs that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.

InAlabama Extension reached 1 in 3 Alabama residents. Cooperative Extension (Extension), part of the land-grant university system, has been engaged in rural communities for more than a century. While the focus of Extension’s efforts has largely centered on agriculture, there is an important thread of work that has similarities to public health.

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In brief, the process asks if Extension workers should initiate solutions based on what they see, or could they begin with why and build solutions from the inside out.

existing agricultural cooperative. Likewise, many of the concepts apply to any type of cooperative business—agricultural as well as nonagricultural. As you consider an agricultural cooperative, keep in mind that not all business concepts fit well into a cooperative form of business.

It is important to explore alternative forms of business for. The Cooperative Extension System is a non-formal educational program implemented in the United States designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives.

The service is provided by the state's designated land-grant universities. iv, 49 p. ; 28 cm. Addeddate Camera Sony Alpha-A (Control) External-identifier. Extension terminology. Modern extension began in Dublin, Ireland in with Lord Clarendon's itinerant instructors during the great famine.

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At the time of its passage, more than half of the country lived in rural areas and almost one-third of the nation was involved in farming. Gordon Gee (GG): In Land-Grant Universities for the Future, we discuss how the intensified focus on cooperative extension services goes hand in hand with the country’s growing interest in outreach and engagement activities.

The birth of extension occurred with the Smith-Lever Act ofthe congressional action that put all of this into. Critically important was the Smith-Lever Act ofwhich created the Cooperative Extension Services.

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