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William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics

Author: Laurie M Carlson
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005.
Series: Missouri biography series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-
William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005000618
(OCoLC)57405478
Named Person: W J Spillman; W J Spillman; W J Spillman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie M Carlson
ISBN: 0826264700 9780826264701 0826215815 9780826215819
OCLC Number: 64711734
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Missouri biography series.
Responsibility: Laurie Winn Carlson.
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William J. Spillman (1863-1931), considered the founder of agricultural economics, was a scientist and agricultural educator for USDA. Laurie Winn Carlson looks at Spillman's career as he moved from  Read more...

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