Education and research go together. Even more important than mere teaching of technology is the teaching of the scientific method. Its cultural values perhaps exceed its purely practical ones, great as these are. The methods of science are those of democracy. Each citizen needs to learn how to use science himself and not rely wholly on the expert.

— USDA yearbook for 1947, quoted in Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer, The Farm in the Green Mountains

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