The publications in this collection do
not reflect current scientific knowledge
or recommendations. These texts
represent the historic publishing
record of the Institute for Food and
Agricultural Sciences and should be
used only to trace the historic work of
the Institute and its staff. Current IFAS
research may be found on the
Electronic Data Information Source
site maintained by the Florida
Cooperative Extension Service.
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Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Cable: CENTROP FSSP
Farming Systems Support Project
m Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Sept. 21, 1984 Gainesville, Florida 32611
Sept. 21, 1984
On Networking # 12
* The Domestic Farming Systems Symposium held Sept. 10-14, 1984 in
Gainesville, Florida by the North Florida UF/FSR-E Project was well
attended with more than 60 faculty from 22 states. While FSSP did not
play a role in this activity, 14 of those states have MOAs with the
FSSP. The domestic/international interface was one among many points of
discussion. Results of the workshop discussions will be available. The
FSSP encourages domestic FSR/E program and faculty development as a
means of strengthening not only domestic research and extension linkages
but also the base for international training and technical assistance.
For your 1985 calendars, please record that the Kansas State University
Farming Systems Symposium will be held Oct. 13-16, 1985. The FSSP
Annual Meeting will follow Oct. 17-18, 1985.
A "job exchange" activity will again provide information to employers
and prospective employees at the Kansas State University Farming Systems
Symposium. If you, or others you know of, fall in this category, be
prepared with the appropriate job description and biodata, as the case
may be, for posting. The opportunity for job interviews at these
meetings is good and is encouraged. FSSP, while not an employment
resource base, attempts to facilitate the FSR/E personnel recruitment
process informally and encourages the KSU "job exchange."
Purdue University has published two documents which deal with
agricultural research and animal traction in Upper Volta. The first
document, Animal Traction and Resource Productivity: Evidence from Upper
Volta, is presented by William K. Jaeger, an agricultural economist.
The paper was presented at the Farming Systems Research Symposium,
Kansas State University, Oct. 31, 1983. The work was published in
cooperation with the Semi Arid Food Grain and Development Program
The second document, A Preliminary Report on the Development of an
Agricultural Sector Model for Upper Volta as it Pertains to Policy
Analysis Activities of the Ministry of Rural Development, is by Michael
Roth of Purdue University. The document was published in March 1984.
For information on how to acquire these documents contact (first
document), Purdue University, International Education and Research,
International Programs in Agriculture, West Lafayette, IN 47907; or
(second document) Purdue University, Dept. of Agricultural Economics,
West Lafayette, IN 47907.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
* POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Title: Assistant Professor, teaching and research, specializing in
Location: University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, College of
Qualifications: Appointee will have principle responsibility for leading
a domestic and international FSR/E Program. Applicants should have Ph.D
in Sociology, Rural Sociology or Anthropology. Applicants should have
experience in FSR overseas.
Institution: University of Kentucky
Contact: Submit letter describing experience along with vitae and three
letters of reference to: James A. Christiansen, Chairman; Dept.
of Sociology; S-205 Agricultural Science Center, North;
University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Deadline: Sept. 25, 1984 or until an acceptable candidate is found