Analysis of livestock and cotton businesses at Lubbock, Texas: With emphasis on educational needs
Horton, Tom H.
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In 1961, the late President Kennedy appointed a panel of 25 consultants to make a study of all the programs in vocational education. This panel concluded that agriculture is no longer based on production alone but on all phases of the agricultural industry. Upon the recommendations of this panel, the Perkins Bill was drafted and passed, being called the Vocational Education Act of 1963. The same amended the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 and the George-Barden Act of 1946 in several ways. It provided more money than either of the two previous acts, but more important, it provided for transfer of funds from one category to another and provided that money allotted agricultural education could be used for agricultural training without a supervised farming program. In other words, the Act of 1963 increased the training opportunities of vocational agriculture. Students enrolled in vocational agriculture could receive training for an agricultural occupation without having a supervised farming program.