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San Diego County, UC Cooperative Extension Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0079

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of reports of farm advisory projects relating to San Diego County.

Materials in this collection have been digitized by the UC Cooperative Extension Archive at UC Merced. https://calisphere.org/collections/27851/

Dates

  • 1915-1946

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Historical Note

At the turn of the previous century, growing concern over the quality of life for rural Americans prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to appoint a Commission on Country Life in 1908. One of the direct outcomes of the Commission's recommendations was the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, which established a national extension service to place the knowledge generated at land-grant universities into the hands of farmers and rural citizens. The Agricultural Extension Service formalized and built upon existing efforts of land-grant universities to enhance the knowledge of farmers and apply scientific discoveries for improved agricultural practices.

Beginning in 1913, the Agriculture Extension Service, later known as UC Cooperative Extension, placed farm advisors employed by the University of California in every county that formed a farm bureau and agreed to sponsor Extension Service work. While arrangements have evolved, advisors continue to work in all California counties today and address problems ranging from soil conditions and land reclamation to irrigation; from livestock breeding to improved varietals; and from mechanization to disease and pest management, to enable farms to increase efficiency and productivity.

In 1915, the University of California established a branch in San Diego County. Cooperative Extension staff conduct educational programs through individual consultation, meetings, farm and home demonstrations, field tours, industrial and governmental relations, newsletters, and the news media.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Cooperative Agricultural Extension, San Diego Branch

Accruals and Additions

1978-004

Digitized Materials

Materials in this collection have been digitized by the UC Cooperative Extension Archive at UC Merced.

San Diego County Records: https://calisphere.org/collections/27851/

Cooperative Extension Archive: https://calisphere.org/institution/238/collections/

Title
Cooperative Agricultural Extension, San Diego Branch Records
Status
Completed
Date
12/05/2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2022: Change in title and inventory. Formally titled: Cooperative Agricultural Extension, San Diego Branch Records

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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