The recent shortages and price increases for food and energy cause us to reexamine the role of the land-grant college of agriculture. Agriculture's status in both the sciences and the humanities is explored. Reducing the isolation of agricultural scientists from the basic disciplines and renewing the emphasis on the humanistic element are called for. Teaching agriculture as a liberal education subject and increased humanistic content for agricultural majors are cited as curricular implications.



land-grant college, world food crisis

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