A brief historical view of rural sociology as a discipline reveals an intense introspection--a preoccupation--with the role, identity, image, effectiveness, and contribution of rural sociologists and their research in the land grant setting. As one outside the discipline, the author examines the history of rural sociology and the current and/or perceived role of rural sociologists in Agricultural Experiment Station research. Finally, some perceptions are offered as to possible ways in which the discipline might improve overall effectiveness within the land grant community.
La Ferney, Preston. 2019. "Rural Sociology Research in the Land Grant Setting." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 03(1): Article 3. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol03/iss1/3