Date of Award:

1950

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

Advisor/Chair:

R. W. Roskelley

Abstract

The Cooperative Extension Service in agriculture and home economics was established on a national basis in 1914 by the passage of the Smith-Lever Act. The act stated, in broad non-restrictive terms, that the major purpose of cooperative extensi on work was "to aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information on subjects related to agriculture and home economics, and to encourage the application of the same." Thus the primary function of the Cooperative Extension Service in agriculture and home economics is education. The purpose of this study is to determine what the attitudes of the farm people in Utah are toward the Cooperative Extension Service and see how their attitudes are related to such factors as amount of information the people have about the Extension Service, amount of contacts they have with it, and other ariables such as sex, income, tenure, type and size of farming, farming and homemaking experience, and family composition.

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