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A Niche of Their Own: Cooperative Extension’s Move toward Specialization

Christopher R. Henke

in Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the structural elements of Cooperative Extension and the farm industry’s political and financial relationship, along with the factors responsible for the interaction between ... More


A New Agrarian Ideal: Foundations of Cooperative Extension

Christopher R. Henke

in Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Cooperative Extension, an institution of repair created during the twentieth century to bring U.S. agriculture into industrial agriculture. Debates on whether U.S. agriculture ... More


Making a Place for Science: The Field Trial

Christopher R. Henke

in Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the efforts of farm advisors to change Monterey County agriculture through factors including practice of farming and place of farming. It explores the field trial method used ... More


Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Christopher R. Henke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Just south of San Francisco lies California’s Salinas Valley, the heart of a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry that dominates U. S. vegetable production. How did this sleepy valley become ... More


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