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Author Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-

Title William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics [electronic resource] / Laurie Winn Carlson.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 210 p. : ill.
Series Missouri biography series
Missouri biography series.
Bibliography "Publications by William J. Spillman": p. 161-182.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-205) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Spillman, W. J. (William Jasper)
United States. Dept. of Agriculture -- History.
Agricultural economists -- Biography.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History.
Agricultural education -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0826215815 (alk. paper)

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