This book identifies issues and trends in agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities in the context of topical strategic planning. It portrays both the process of planning and the substantive content driving a planning process. .
Part I: Strategic Planning 1. Role of Topical Strategic Planning in University Systems 2. Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Environment Part II: Agriculture and Natural Resources Futures 3. Tapping the Full Potential of Wisconsin's Human and Natural Resources 4. The International Economy: The Next Thirty Years 5. For 2020: Trends and Issues in Agricultural Production and Marketing 6. Forestry and the Environment: From Spare Time to Big Time 7. Rural Land and Natural Resources Management 8. The Viability of Rural Populations and Communities 9. It's in Someone Else's Backyard, So Why Worry? Rural Youth and Rural Families 10. The Biosphere, Future Generations, and the University Part III: Program Futures for Agriculture and Natural Resources 11. Charting a Course for 2020