William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics / Laurie Winn Carlson.
By: Carlson, Laurie M.Material type: TextSeries: Missouri biography series: Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0826215815 (alk. paper); 9780826215819 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Spillman, W. J. (William Jasper) | United States. Dept. of Agriculture -- History | Agricultural economists -- Biography | Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History | Agricultural education -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics.DDC classification: 338.1/092 | B LOC classification: HD1771.5.S65 | C37 2005
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"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.
"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.
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.