Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural and Extension Education

Major Professor

George W. Wiegers Jr.


This study has dealt with the working relationships of the Agricultural extension service and the Vocational Agriculture Program in East Tennessee. The problem is analyzed into the following objectives:

1. To provide a descriptive analysis of the legal status of the Agricultural Extension Service and the Vocational Agriculture Program as set forth by the Smith-Lever and Smith-Hughes Acts.

2. To determine to what extent the two agencies are working together cooperatively and receiving beneficial assistance from each other, and to clarify the present situation in regard to overlappings, misunderstandings and conflicts among the two agencies.

3. To survey the workers in both services as to:

(a) the factors that promote better working relationships

(b) the factors that create less desirable working relationships

(c) the importance and influence of each of these factors.

4. To obtain the opinion of the workers in both services concerning the recent agreement between the State Department of Education, Division of Vocational Education, and the Agricultural Extension Service.

5. To offer suggestions for the improvement of the working relationships of these two agencies so that they can work together for the benefit of the people they serve.

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