1) The Evolution of the U.S. System.
2) The Development of a System of Agricultural Sciences.
3) The Agricultural Scientist.
4) Resources and Their Allocation.
5) The Private Sector, Biotechnology and R&D for Agriculture.
6) International Dimensions of U.S. Agricultural Research.
7) Economics of the Provision of Public Agricultural Research.
8) Research Contributions to Agricultural Productivity.
9) The SAES-USDA System: Challenges for the 21st Century.
· Reviews the changes and assesses the implications of the rising role of private universities in research, and the more aggressive stance of public universities in obtaining intellectual property protection and attempting to obtain income directly from discoveries—either through licensing, sale, or joint ventures.
· Discusses the “research for profit” philosophy and its successes and failures in regard to public and private universities and industry, and intellectual property protection.
· Explores the increase in institutional endowments and their impact on the scope and direction of agricultural research.
· Describes the changes and trends in federal and state legislation regarding formula funding and competitive funding for agricultural research.
· Explains the nature of the struggle between local and federal interests in attempting to set the research agenda.