Rethinking the Land Grant University for the Digital Age


The twentieth century has seen research and preparation of professionals at land grant universities as significant factors in making American agriculture and industry flourish. The dawn of the new century sees a different America: a larger, more diverse, complex, and predominantly urban society; new industries requiring a more highly skilled and educated workforce than before; new demands on elementary and secondary as well as higher education. Land grant research universities have the opportunity and the obligation to create a new vision of service to the nation--a vision whose implementation will be built upon computer-based technologies and the Internet.

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