The Role of Farm Families in Local Community Philanthropy Lasley, Paul Arbuckle, J. Gordon Ferrell, John Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.department Extension Community and Economic Development 2018-02-16T19:16:42.000 2020-06-30T03:29:49Z 2020-06-30T03:29:49Z 2015-07-17 2013-04-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Historically rural community development was rooted in self-help and collaborative efforts. Often organized on informal bases, these social actions and behaviors fell into the general rubric of “being a good neighbor.” Lacking access to political capital and external resources, residents of many small communities discovered that if something was going to get done, they had to do it themselves. Cooperative community action such as building schools, churches, stringing early electrical lines, and other public goods were rooted in a common belief that neighbors helping each other was the only viable way to make community improvements. These shared values of helping each other were manifested in citizens investing in their own community for local development. One of the hallmarks of rural communities was doing it their own way and not accepting outside resources with strings attached.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Civic and Community Engagement
dc.subject.disciplines Community-Based Research
dc.subject.disciplines Demography, Population, and Ecology
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Community Economic Development
dc.subject.keywords Sociology
dc.title The Role of Farm Families in Local Community Philanthropy
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