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Walker's "Drafting Error" and the Democratic Promise of Executive Function

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Walker's attack has traction for the same reason extremist forces have been able to attack education across the country. The purpose and cultural logic of education have shrunk, creating vulnerabilities.

Overcoming Obstacles to Agroecology

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The silence surrounding agroecology is profoundly disturbing. Proposals for "sustainable intensification" or "climate smart" GMOs can only be peddled as answers to the problems of hunger and global warming by studiously avoiding agroecological science and practice.

Land Grants, Extension and the Promise of Civic Science

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

We have become a nation of consumers of democracy, not producers of democracy. Today, as a result, Americans feel collective powerlessness to address mounting problems.

Reconsidering the Civic Value of Cooperative Extension Through Stories

Scott J. Peters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Scott J. Peters

We should never make the mistake of thinking that what's in official reports about Extension (or anything else, for that matter) is the whole story. Or sometimes even the real story. And that we should never confuse official reports, mission statements, theories, lists of goals and objectives, and the like with actual practice.

The Persistence of Vision: Colorado Experience 2012.

Jim Thomas | Posted 07.16.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Leaving your day-to-day work and normal surroundings can be eye opening. Vision, and leaders who live the vision, were my takeaways from the Colorado Experience 2012.

The History Of College In America (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jett Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

America's unique and varied system of education sets it apart in the global market. With rising costs and questions of sustainability, the future of A...

Growing Businesses in African Soil

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

It's in our own self-interest to jump start agricultural development with the goal of creating markets for ourselves.