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Enriching the Hoosier farm family : a photo history of Indiana's early county Extension agents / Frederick Whitford, Neal Harmeyer, David M. Hovde ; foreword by United States Senator Richard G. Lugar (Ret.).

Whitford, Fred, 1955- author. (Author). Harmeyer, Neal, author. (Added Author). Hovde, David M., author. (Added Author). Lugar, Richard, writer of supplementary textual content. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brookston Prairie Township Public Library - Brookston 977.2 ENC (Text) 38209000870074 Non-Fiction Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler 977.2 WHI (Text) 73174005031262 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
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LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange 977.2 WHI (Text) 30477100947393 Adult: New Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library H 977.2 Whitford (Text) 31208912251222 archive Reference -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library IC 977.2 Whitford (Text) 31208912251230 new local history & genealogy Checked out 11/10/2016
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  • ISBN: 9781557537430
  • Physical Description: vii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2016]

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General Note: "Indiana Bicentennial official endorsed legacy project"--Dust jacket.
Includes index.
Summary, etc.: Today, Purdue Extension delivers practical, research-based information that transforms lives and livelihoods. Tailored to the needs of Indiana, its programs include: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health and Human Sciences, Economic and Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development. However, today’s success is built on over a century of visionary hard work and outreach. Imagine Indiana's farms at the turn of the last century. Having a good or bad year could mean the difference between prosperity and your family going hungry. Before farmers abandoned decades of proven practices or adopted new technology, they would have to be convinced that it would work and that using it was in their best interest. Enter county Extension agents, who took up their posts in 1912. Many of the most significant agricultural innovations of the last hundred years were still being developed in the laboratories and experimental fields of land-grant universities like Purdue. Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents captures the story of the state’s first Extension agents in archival photos and words, when Extension was an idea and county agents were folks who traveled muddy back roads visiting farmers day after day, year after year.
Subject: Agriculture > Extension work > Indiana.
Agriculture > History > Indiana.

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