Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Choices

Volume

34

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

1

Last Page

7

Abstract

Since its inception in the Smith–Lever Act of 1914, Extension has been a hallmark of the tripartite mission of U.S. land grant universities. In fact, arguably, Extension is a globally unique feature of the U.S. public universities that provide practical higher education opportunities to the public (Rasmussen, 1989; Gould, Steele, and Woodrum, 2014). Through the Cooperative Extension System, a unique partnership among federal, state, and county governments allows “useful and practical” researched-based knowledge to be disseminated beyond the campuses of various land grant universities to farmers, ranchers, and consumers. However, this century-old cooperative system is at a critical inflection point, facing both challenges and opportunities.

JEL Classification

Q10, Q16

Comments

This article is published as Taylor, Mykel, and Wendong Zhang. "Training the Next Generation of Extension Economists." Choices 34, no. 2 (2019): 1-7. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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