Scope and Content Note
The Lawrence A. Burt Papers document the teaching, extension, and publishing activities of Burt during his 30 years as a faculty member in Agricultural and Resource Economics and Extension Economist at Oregon State University. The Papers include course materials for Agricultural and Resource Economics Department (AREC) classes in agribusiness management, agricultural marketing, farm management, and agricultural finance and personnel management. The course materials consist of syllabi, outlines, handouts, problems, and examinations. Extensive documentation of the Western Agricultural Banking School and its predecessors the Western (and Northwest) Agricultural Credit School as well as the Pacific Northwest Farm Direct Marketing Association Conferences are included. The papers include correspondence, course materials, manuals, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, overhead transparencies, reports and publications, survey materials, and Burt's MA thesis and PhD dissertation. Papers and presentations on a variety of topics including farmers' markets, grass burning research, marketing management and direct marketing, impact of income taxes on agricultural businesses, and farm supply cooperatives are included. Extension Service publications authored by Burt or to which he contributed are part of the collection.
The collection includes sound recordings of sessions at the Pacific Northwest Farm Direct Marketing Association Conferences and two videotape productions, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Planning a Business and Sewing for Profit.
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