Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-

William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics / Laurie Winn Carlson. - Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005. - 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Missouri biography series . - Missouri biography series. .

"Publications by William J. Spillman": p. 161-182. Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-205) and index.

Scientific breeding -- Taking scientific agriculture to the public -- Science, politics, and the USDA -- The law of diminishing returns -- Balancing the farm output -- Farm evangelism and dollar efficiency. Scientific breeding -- Taking scientific agriculture to the public -- Science, politics, and the USDA -- The law of diminishing returns -- Balancing the farm output -- Conclusion : farm evangelism and dollar efficiency.

"Biography of William J. Spillman, scientist and educator for the United States Department of Agriculture. Explores Spillman's role in the development of the agricultural economics, the agricultural New Deal, genetics research, agricultural education and the Cooperative Extension Service, the post-World War I overproduction crisis, and the Law of Diminishing Returns"--Provided by publisher.

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Spillman, W. J.


United States. Dept. of Agriculture --History.


Agricultural economists--Biography.
Agriculture--Economic aspects--History.--United States
Agricultural education--History.--United States

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