A New Role for Land Grant Universities in the Rural Innovation Ecosystem?DOWNLOAD FILE
July 1, 2018 - Author: Thomas S. Lyons, Steven R Miller, John Mann
In this article, we examine the issue of economic inequality in the rural United States and its connection to limited opportunities to create wealth through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. Reasons as to why this situation exists are investigated. We then explore the current role played by land grant universities in fostering rural innovation and its limitations. A new vision for effective land grant university participation in this arena of economic development is offered. We conclude by suggesting some actions that might jump-start this new role.