Sponsors of Agricultural Literacies: Intersections of Institutional and Local Knowledge in a Farming Community

Marcy Galbreath

Abstract


Many of the agricultural literacies engendering twentieth-century farming practices and shaping contemporary concepts of food and nutrition in the United States arose through scientific research at land-grant colleges. This article examines how those literacies reached and interacted with local communities through institutional entities such as the extension service and its youth program, the 4-H. 


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