• Alaska Farm & Consumer Research: 1961

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-01-01
      Agricultural research has played a major role in developing the productive efficiency of the United States, ours is a strong nation because, alone among the world powers, it is self-reliant with respect to food and fiber. The industrial strength and standard of living enjoyed by the United States rests on less than 10 per cent of its labor force which grows more than enough food and fiber for the rest of the population. One farmer in this country today feeds 23 people at home and three more abroad This astonishing productivity has released the remaining 90 per cent of the labor force for industrial and service jobs, While Russia and China demonstrate that large agrarian populations can subsist in this modern world, they also demonstrate that urban welfare depends on the.skill of rural workers in growing more than enough for their own needs. The fundamental dependence of urban populations is often overlooked — especially here in Alaska — where most people take for granted a sophisticated and complex food production system envied by all other countries.
    • Farm & Consumer research in Alaska: 1960

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960-12-30
      Agricultural research in Alaska is cooperatively and jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Since 1948 t he federal government has assumed major leadership and responsibility in this field, and has contributed generously to its financial support and technical direction, over and above the normal Hatch Act allotments to all land grant colleges and universities. Largely developmental in character, Alaska's farm and consumer research is administered from the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station headquarters at Palmer an installation maintained by the Agricultural Research Service -- rather than from the College campus. Some plant breeding and plant pathology studies are conducted at this site, together with modest investigations of plant characteristics involving winter hardiness, cold survival, and plant responses to photoperiod and light quality. Investigations are initiated and supervised by eight senior project leaders, assisted by twelve junior leaders and a labor and clerical staff.
    • Farm & Consumer research in Alaska:1959

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959-12-30
      Agricultural research in Alaska is cooperatively sponsored by the University and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Since 1948 the federal government has assumed major responsibility and leadership in this field, and has contributed generously to its financial support and technical'direction, over and above the normal Hatch Act allotments. Largely developmental in character, agriculture (including marketing) research is adminstered from the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station headquarters at Palmer -- an installation maintained by the Agricultural Research Service -- rather than from the College Campus. Some plant breeding and plant pathology studies are conducted at this site, together with modest investigations of plant characteristics involving winter hardiness, cold survival, and plant responses to photoperiod and light quality. All investigations are supervised by eight senior project leaders, assisted by twelve junior leaders and a labor and clerical staff.