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  1. Vol. 50 No. 8, p. 480
     
    Received: May 29, 1958
    Published: Aug, 1958


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doi:10.2134/agronj1958.00021962005000080018x

Education for Agronomists of the Future. A Panel Discussion1

  1. H. C. Folks2,
  2. E. T. York,
  3. Wynne Thorne,
  4. Merle Mulvaney and
  5. L. V. Watkins

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I. An increasingly technical agriculture and an increasingly complex society suggest that in agronomic training increased emphasis should be placed upon (1) the physical and biological sciences (2) social sciences and humanities and (3) economics and business. II. Additional time required for this could be obtained by the elimination of duplication and some applied courses. III. IV. Motivation of the student to acquire this sound education and to develop personal competence and pride in the profession is the joint responsibility of staff and student and is more easily accomplished when there are good relations between the two.

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