The production of scientists by U.S. universities has become a major Industry during the second half of the 20th Century (Harmon; NSF 1983; Syverson). Furthermore, It has become clear that well-trained and motivated scientists are the source of most new Ideas leading to advances in science and technology that are the driving force behind modern economic growth (Kuznets 1972, 1977). The land-grant universities are the primary, although not exclu sive, source of trained scientists for U.S. agriculture. Most of the new agricultural scientists receive doctorates from departments that are closely affiliated with the agricultural experiment stations.
This paper was published in The Supply of New Agricultural Scientists by U.S. Land-Grant
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